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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book I, Chapters 4-9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With the ethical appeal, what would the speaker be attempting to convey to the audience?
(a) Their own virtue, experiences, or authority.
(b) Their own experiences or authority.
(c) Their own virtue or authority.
(d) Their own virtue or experiences.

2. Concerning the elicitation of the praise or blame of an audience, what was epideictic rhetoric also called by Aristotle?
(a) Responsible.
(b) Irresponsible.
(c) Ceremonial.
(d) Unceremonial.

3. As discussed by Aristotle, how many modes of persuasion did rhetoric use?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

4. According to Aristotle in Book I, Chapter 1, what was not a concern of rhetoric?
(a) An academic subject.
(b) A specific subject.
(c) A hypothetical subject.
(d) A vague subject.

5. What did Aristotle say was the chief concern of political rhetoric?
(a) What is feasable.
(b) What is arguable.
(c) What is obvious.
(d) What is useful.

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides proof with explicit premises, what was included in Aristotle's definition of syllogism?

2. Included in Aristotle's definition of a rhetorician, which parts of a claim should be adapted to a situation?

3. Why might a speaker use the ethical appeal?

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

5. What type of resources available to the government did Aristotle mention in Book I, Chapter 4?

(see the answer key)

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