MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The idea of 'rhetoric' can be defined most simply as the art of _____.

Question 2 2. 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?

Question 3 3. The Greek philosopher who outlined the three concepts of rhetoric was named:

Question 4 4. Which of these is a form of paralanguage?

Question 5 5. Which of the following would be a good example of persuasive writing?

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Question 6 6. Which of these terms represents in what manner or to what purpose language is used?

Question 7 7. Pathos is. . .

Question 8 8. Marcus Quintilian felt that to achieve true rhetoric, a speaker must have which of the following attributes above all else?

Question 9 9. Rhetorical devices are used by speakers to interact in what way with their audiences?

Question 10 10. What is an exaggeration when used as a rhetorical device?

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Question 11 11. Which rhetorical mode uses facts to convince the reader?

Question 12 12. Which of the following occurs when sounds are repeated at the beginning of words?

Question 13 13. What is the purpose of rhetorical devices?

Question 14 14. Rhetorical shifts may occur between ______ or simply from one ______ to another.

Question 15 15. Which technique consists of making something seem less important and deemphasizing it?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not an example of hyperbole?

Question 17 17. What paralinguistic term describes the pitch and volume of spoken language?

Question 18 18. Paralinguistic communication is so innate to us that we often employ and understand it with little or no…

Question 19 19. Which is not an example of an oxymoron?

Question 20 20. What form of paralanguage is typically discouraged among public speakers?

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Question 21 21. If you wanted to write down the timeline of American government's history, which mode would be best used to recall the events?

Question 22 22. The term paralanguage describes what sort of features of spoken language?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a deliberate overstatement or exaggeration?

Question 24 24. Which is an example of a metaphor?

Question 25 25. What are the three rhetorical appeals?

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Question 26 26. You are watching television. A commercial comes on and shows a celebrity who claims that he used the product and loved it. What type of rhetorical technique is this?

Question 27 27. Rhetoric is communication that ____.

Question 28 28. Which is the best example of using a rhetorical device effectively, and why?

Question 29 29. Which of the following occurs when a writer splits his or her sentence into two parts and the second part provides a mirror image of the first part?

Question 30 30. Logos is. . .

MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric Chapter Exam Instructions

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