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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 the information in Book I, Chapter1, for which side(s) of a question could rhetoric allow a person to make good cases?
(a) The side that the person agreed with.
(b) Both sides.
(c) Neither side.
(d) The side that the person disagreed with.

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

3. What did Aristotle think a political orator should be aware of?
(a) Their country's imports and exports.
(b) Only their country's exports.
(c) Neither their country's imports nor its exports.
(d) Only their country's imports.

4. What did Aristotle think was irrelevant to the feeling of indignation?
(a) Anger.
(b) Unearned fortune.
(c) Outrage.
(d) Social status.

5. In addition to the relationships with other countries, what other part of war and peace did Aristotle explain?
(a) The security of a country's borders.
(b) The preparedness of a country's army.
(c) The clarification of a country's borders.
(d) The expansion of a country's army.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was included in the special laws referenced by Aristotle?

2. What explanation of justice did Aristotle provide?

3. How did Aristotle explain the binding extent of contracts?

4. As explained in Book I, Chapter 10, what did the general law refer to?

5. In comparison to the other appeals, how much did Aristotle think that rhetoric resembled the dialectic in the logical appeal?

(see the answer key)

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