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Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following entails a comparison of two things and subsequently, an assumption that their similarities in some aspects point to similarities in other characteristics as well?

Question 2 2. What part of your persuasive speech will you use to make a claim for your position?

Question 3 3. What is the state of being psychologically uncomfortable?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of having ethos and logos, but not pathos?

Question 5 5. Beth had to work late and does not have time to go to the gym and run errands before picking up her daughter from daycare. Beth decides to run a couple of errands on the way to the daycare center since she needs to pick up her dry cleaning and prescriptions before going out of town on business later in the week. The process that Beth went through to reach her decision is known as which of the following?

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Question 6 6. Persuasion is defined as:

Question 7 7. Why do politicians prefer to passionately discuss their positions on health care in a stump speech, as opposed to the nuances of a trade agreement?

Question 8 8. What is it called when a listener will prefer and focus on the information that confirms the individual's perceptions on a certain topic?

Question 9 9. Scenario 1 has A, B, and C characteristics. Scenario 2 has A, B, C, and D characteristics. Therefore, scenario 1 must also have D characteristics. What type of reasoning is this?

Question 10 10. In causal reasoning, what is the name for the cause of the effect?

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Question 11 11. The three modes of persuasion are:

Question 12 12. What is the thing on which a person places the most emphasis, or importance?

Question 13 13. A glass of water spilled on the table. Jim does not have a glass of water and is standing next to the table. Conclusion: Jim spilled his water on the table. What type of reasoning is this?

Question 14 14. A newspaper critiqued a business owner's speech by showing that he was lying about his company's profits. Which appeal did the business owner fail to effectively use?

Question 15 15. What is the strategy of identifying the target listeners to maximize the effectiveness of a persuasive speech?

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Question 16 16. What is an evaluation of a situation, person, or concept based on your values and attitudes?

Question 17 17. _____ is the branch of logic that studies ways of joining and/or modifying entire propositions, statements or sentences to form more complicated propositions, statements or sentences.

Question 18 18. Which of the following establishes ethos?

Question 19 19. Reasoning that is comprehensive on the foundation of logic or fact is known as a/an _____.

Question 20 20. What is the speaker's responsibility to prove that change from the current way of thinking or doing things is needed?

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Question 21 21. 'Renee is a safe driver. All safe drivers operate their vehicles at a speed of 35 miles per hour. Therefore, Renee drives at 35 miles an hour.' This is an example of which of the following?

Question 22 22. What is the approach a person takes when dealing with situations?

Question 23 23. Dentists are used in a commercial that advertises toothpaste where they claim that the identified brand of toothpaste is the best. Which appeal is being used in the commercial?

Question 24 24. What is a position that is founded on our empirical perceptions of the world?

Question 25 25. Event A happened. B also happened. Therefore, A made B happen. What type of reasoning is this?

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Question 26 26. 'All fish have gills. A rainbow trout is a type of fish. Therefore, a rainbow trout has gills.' This is an example of which of the following?

Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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