ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Persuasive Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Many rhetorical devices rely on repetition for their desired effects. Which of these is NOT repeated in one or more rhetorical devices?

Question 2 2. This is an effectively emphatic rhetorical device because antimetabole creates verbal associations with a particular issue that are…

Question 3 3. What grammatical structure(s) may be affected by the reversals of antimetabole?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true about persuasive writing?

Question 5 5. How does the author share their opinion about an issue through persuasive writing?

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Question 6 6. What is the main intention of the author when writing a persuasive paper?

Question 7 7. Which of these rhetorical devices started out as a Greek military term?

Question 8 8. Why would the author want to share with the reader both sides to an issue?

Question 9 9. Antimetabole is a specialized type of what?

Question 10 10. Which rhetorical mode uses facts to convince the reader?

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Question 11 11. Where is persuasive writing commonly found?

Question 12 12.

Jared believes that the minimum wage should be higher. In his argumentative essay he addresses the view of opponents who claim that a higher wage will cause companies to hire fewer workers with this statement:


Though some think that a higher minimum wage will cut down on company hiring, a 2016 study of retail stores in Canada has shown otherwise, demonstrating hiring levels that remained the same in the wake of rising wages.


In this instance, Jared is using what is known as a/an _____.

Question 13 13. In Greek, antimetabole used to mean…

Question 14 14. If you wanted to write down the timeline of American government's history, which mode would be best used to recall the events?

Question 15 15. Facts and data that support reasons in an argumentative essay are called _____.

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Question 16 16. Rhetorical devices are used by speakers to interact in what way with their audiences?

Question 17 17. Allyne is writing an argumentative essay in favor of expanded women's rights in the workplace. Where should she include background information about the topic of women's rights in general?

Question 18 18. Antimetabole is distinct from chiasmus because it also…

Question 19 19. How many paragraphs would you expect to see in a standard argumentative essay?

Question 20 20. Which of the following would be a good example of persuasive writing?

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Question 21 21.

Iza includes this statement in her essay:


I believe that college students should control all of their own finances because they possess the intellectual capability and emotional maturity to do so.


This is Iza's _____ statement.

Question 22 22. The idea of 'rhetoric' can be defined most simply as the art of _____.

Question 23 23. Which is the best example of using a rhetorical device effectively, and why?

Question 24 24. If persuasive writing usually has a 'call to action' for the readers, what action would a magazine ad for a new face cream be calling for?

Question 25 25. Say you are writing a novel and want to create really convincing characters. Which of the modes would you utilize to convince the readers of your character?

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Persuasive Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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