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Argument & Rhetorical Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

Question 2 2. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

Question 3 3.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated below?

This chocolate pie must be bad because nobody is taking it.

Question 4 4. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is not an appeal choice discussed in the video?

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Question 6 6. Steve wants to write a convincing argument supporting the need for reducing carbon emissions from cars. Which of the following is NOT an approach he should use to write a good argument?

Question 7 7. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 8 8. How is tone conveyed in a piece of writing?

Question 9 9. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

Question 10 10. You are writing a paper for a class to persuade the professor and other readers of the value of using recycled paper. What type of appeal should you frame within the paper to achieve your goal?

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Question 11 11. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 12 12.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated below?

Everyone in the class agrees that if x = 2 and y = 2, then x must equal y.

Question 13 13. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 14 14. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 15 15. Common purposes in academic writing include:

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Question 16 16.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated in the example below?

I will get an A in math class because I spent many sleepless nights studying.

Question 17 17. You are working to prepare an argument that is both clear and concise. You have written several different sentences but need to select the option that best meets this requirement. Which of the following should be included in the final draft?

Question 18 18.

What form of appeal is being used in the following statement?

I can still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. As the wind brushed past my hair it felt as if I was flying rather than riding on two wheels.

Question 19 19. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

Question 20 20. What does Logos mean in Greek?

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Question 21 21. What type of information or support would be included within a logical appeal?

Question 22 22. Why might it be a good idea to utilize emotional appeals less frequently than other approaches?

Question 23 23. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

Question 24 24. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

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Question 26 26. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 27 27. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 28 28.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated below?

The moon is made of cheese because it looks like cheese and no one has ever eaten the moon.

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 30 30. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Argument & Rhetorical Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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