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Closing Argument: Outline, Themes & Example

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Which of the following is the first component to a closing argument?

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1. Which of the following represents a possible closing argument theme in a criminal case?

2. Which of the following is an example of a civil case closing argument theme?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several themes, components, and definitions to know when thinking about closing arguments. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them and how they apply in different situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • First component to a closing argument
  • Closing argument theme in a criminal case
  • Reason for the variety in closing argument themes
  • Definition of an alibi

Skills Practiced

Through this quiz and worksheet, you'll improve these study skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define alibi
  • Making connections - use understanding of closing arguments as they apply to different types of cases
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast closing argument themes in civil cases and criminal cases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the components of a closing argument

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Closing Arguments: Outline, Themes & Example. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand the outline of a closing argument
  • Define criminal case and civil case
  • Understand the possible themes of closing arguments
  • Differentiate between themes in criminal and civil cases
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