Argumentative Writing Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 2 2. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 3 3. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

Question 4 4. Why are reasons important in an argument?

Question 5 5. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an example of valid evidence?

Question 7 7. Which part of an argument explains why?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 9 9. After John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, northerners and southerns made different claims and drew different conclusions because they held different ____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the BEST definition of a logical appeal?

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Question 11 11. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an example of a claim?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 14 14. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 15 15. In a political campaign, one side encourages voters to support a candidate based on his or her voting record and community involvement. The other side encourages voters to reject the candidate based on choices he has made about his personal life. The two sides make different claims and draw different conclusions based on different:

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Question 16 16. Sarah is about to ask her Mom for a new computer for college. She is preparing her argument, getting all her reasons together for why she needs a new computer. Sarah anticipates her Mom may say her old computer should do just fine, so Sarah spends time coming up with three reasons why her old computer won't be sufficient for her needs in college. What did Sarah anticipate from her Mom?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 18 18. What can undermine logical appeals?

Question 19 19. A logical appeal is one of the three most important tools of persuasion first identified by Aristotle. What are the other two?

Question 20 20. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

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Question 21 21. All of the following are elements of an effective argument EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 23 23. What are some effective ways to apply logic?

Question 24 24. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 25 25. Liza, a school librarian, believes a series of certain books should be made available to the students and that the principal has the authority to make that decision. Liza believes the books will encourage students to think outside the box and read more just for fun. She expects the school administration and students to also hold these _____ as acknowledgement of her argument.

Argumentative Writing Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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