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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. Why might a speaker use the ethical appeal?
(a) To make their claims easier to understand.
(b) To make their claims more complicated.
(c) To make their claims more credible.
(d) To make their claims easier to repeat.

2. Which one of the following was not listed by Aristotle as a form of happiness?
(a) Reputation.
(b) Honor.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Popularity.

3. How did Aristotle think the political orator should be able to speak about the good?
(a) Knowledgeably.
(b) Candidly.
(c) Extensively.
(d) Briefly.

4. In comparison to the other appeals, how much did Aristotle think that rhetoric resembled the dialectic in the logical appeal?
(a) Rhetoric resembled dialectic exactly in the logical appeal.
(b) Rhetoric resembled dialectic the least in the logical appeal.
(c) Rhetoric resembled dialectic the same in the logical appeal.
(d) Rhetoric most closely resembled dialectic in the logical appeal.

5. According to Aristotle, what act should the political rhetorician be concerned with?
(a) The act of rejection.
(b) The act of legislation.
(c) The act of limitation.
(d) The act of ratification.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Aristotle think "what is good" made one happy?

2. According to Aristotle, how could a person defend their position in the future when they discovered the truth of a question?

3. How did Aristotle think rhetoric could be useful in terms of one's beliefs?

4. What definition did Aristotle provide for rhetoric in Book I, Chapter 2?

5. What did Aristotle say was the chief concern of political rhetoric?

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