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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapters 1-11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Based on Aristotle's explanation, why was it not possible to be angry at humanity in general?
(a) Because it was impossible for humanity to be unfair in general.
(b) Because it was impossible for a single person to understand any unfairness by humanity.
(c) Because it was impossible for humanity to have incited fear from a single person.
(d) Because it was impossible for humanity to have wronged a single person.

2. Which type of disgraces made shame especially significant in Aristotle's opinion?
(a) Individual.
(b) Collective.
(c) Financial.
(d) Moral.

3. What was the difference between rhetoric and dialectic in the logical appeal?
(a) There was no difference between them.
(b) The timing of the argument.
(c) The length of the speech.
(d) The methods used.

4. How did Aristotle define "the good"?
(a) That which is sought for the well being of an individual.
(b) That which is sought for the well being of the country.
(c) That which is sought for its own sake.
(d) That which is sought for another's sake.

5. How did Aristotle think rhetoric could be useful in terms of one's beliefs?
(a) Refinement.
(b) Explanation.
(c) Confirmation.
(d) Expansion.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Aristotle define calmness?

2. As discussed by Aristotle, how many modes of persuasion did rhetoric use?

3. With the ethical appeal, what would the speaker be attempting to convey to the audience?

4. In Aristotle's opinion, which things did a criminal consider when choosing their victim?

5. In what type of person did Aristotle explain there was an especially strong temptation to commit crimes?

(see the answer key)

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