NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Body of a persuasive speech should contain _____.

Question 2 2. What are important considerations when writing a counterargument?

Question 3 3. What's the best method of providing facts and figures (evidence)?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a way to increase pathos in persuasive writing?

Question 5 5. The following sentence uses which of the three persuasive methods? I have interviewed over 100 doctors on this topic, and all of my research helps to prove my point.

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Question 6 6. The main purpose of a persuasive essay is:

Question 7 7. How long should your counterargument be?

Question 8 8. What should be avoided when refuting counterarguments?

Question 9 9. What is an ethical appeal?

Question 10 10. Ethos can be increased by

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best defines pathos?

Question 12 12. The following sentence uses which of the three types of persuasive methods? Almost half of the lakes in the U.S. are too polluted to fish or swim in. Pollution is not a theory. It's a problem and we are all being affected by it.

Question 13 13. The following uses which persuasive device? I listened to what you said. I listened to what she said. But in the end, I listened to myself.

Question 14 14.

Theresa is a professor at a local university. Her student, Kevin, has content from the Journal of Sociology. The following is an example of how most of his essay appears to be written:

''The research clearly points out that 'While the level of crime has mostly gone down throughout the country, the level of violent crime in major cities has gone up. This trend is highly worrisome as the concept of the 'Criminal Triangle' identified by situation theory identifies that the largest problem is the presence of an able protector'''

Why would Theresa likely award him a low grade?

Question 15 15. Why is synthesis used in writing?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would NOT be a good example of logos in supporting the claim that children should spend no more than half an hour per day watching TV?

Question 17 17. What is deductive reasoning?

Question 18 18. Which of the following appeals, when combined with pathos, increases persuasiveness?

Question 19 19. Which of the following will increase your ethical appeal?

Question 20 20. Why is Visualization necessary in Monroe's Motivated Sequence Pattern?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT good advice when searching for sources for a persuasive essay?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best defines logos?

Question 23 23. The following uses which type of persuasive device? Animal shelters are helping hands, but hands that are too small to help on their own.

Question 24 24. What are the two types of ethos?

Question 25 25. Bill thinks that the bookstore on his campus is charging too much for textbooks and wants the school to authorize the use of e-books because they are cheaper. Which speech organization method lends itself most directly to this situation?

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Question 26 26. The following uses which of the persuasive methods? Nobody wants children to die from incurable diseases. But the truth is, it happens every day. Think of how many lives could be saved if we helped to fund more research.

Question 27 27. What is inductive reasoning?

Question 28 28. Which of the following can be used to increase pathos, or emotional appeal?

Question 29 29. When writing a persuasive essay, you should avoid:

Question 30 30. Which of these statements is not true about increasing ethical appeal?

NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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