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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapters 12-22.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Aristotle, what was the general difference between enthymemes and examples?
(a) Enthymemes were more persuasive than examples.
(b) Neither enthymemes nor examples were persuasive.
(c) Examples were more persuasive than enthymemes.
(d) Both enthymemes and examples were just as persuasive.

2. Why did Aristotle think the political rhetorician should show that their proposal was in line with the audience's happiness?
(a) To prevent them from forgetting it.
(b) To convince them to accept it.
(c) To encourage them to consider it.
(d) To help them understand it.

3. Why did Aristotle think the universal law was higher than the special law?
(a) It rarely changes.
(b) It changes for the better.
(c) It never changes.
(d) It always changes.

4. What about the past did Aristotle say that a legal orator was concerned with proving?
(a) Actions.
(b) Doubts.
(c) Facts.
(d) Opinions.

5. Which one of the following assessments did Aristotle use to support his analysis in Book I, Chapter 7?
(a) Some things are similar to others.
(b) Some things are better than others.
(c) Some things are different than others.
(d) Some things are not better than others.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the difference between rhetoric and dialectic in the logical appeal?

2. As explained in Book I, Chapter 14, which things should be considered when deciding the unjustness of an action?

3. According to Aristotle, what was the most basic cause of pleasure?

4. What did Aristotle think anger was always directed towards?

5. What did Aristotle think the extent of virtues was based on?

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