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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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.

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Question 2 2. What is a counterargument?

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Question 3 3. What are important considerations when writing a counterargument?

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Question 4 4. Which of the following examples demonstrate using ethos in rhetoric?

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Question 5 5. Ethos can be increased by

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Question 6 6. When writing a persuasive essay, you should avoid:

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Question 7 7. Which of the following best defines pathos?

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Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT good advice when searching for sources for a persuasive essay?

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Question 9 9. What should be avoided when refuting counterarguments?

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Question 10 10. The main purpose of a persuasive essay is:

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

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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.

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Question 13 13. The goals of a persuasive essay would include:

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Question 14 14. The following uses which type of persuasive device? Animal shelters are helping hands, but hands that are too small to help on their own.

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Question 15 15. When choosing a topic for a persuasive essay, you should:

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Question 16 16. Ethos is one of the three appeals identified by

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Question 17 17. What does it mean to 'refute' a counterargument?

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Question 18 18. What is the purpose of a persuasive speech?

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Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Ethos is best defined as

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Question 21 21. Which of the following appeals, when combined with pathos, increases persuasiveness?

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Question 22 22. When incorporating source material in your essay, you should _____

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Question 23 23. Which of the following are the appeals identified by Aristotle:

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Question 24 24. What is deductive reasoning?

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Question 25 25. Why is Visualization necessary in Monroe's Motivated Sequence Pattern?

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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.

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Question 27 27. Which of the following will increase your ethical appeal?

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Question 28 28. Why is synthesis used in writing?

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Question 29 29. At the end of her speech, Sally wants to include a call to action. What might Sally include in her speech to do so?

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Question 30 30. How long should your counterargument be?

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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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