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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book III, Chapters 13-19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Aristotle think must obey the general law?
(a) All of humanity.
(b) At least three quarters of humanity.
(c) Over half of humanity.
(d) At least half of humanity.

2. Besides proof with explicit premises, what was included in Aristotle's definition of syllogism?
(a) Multiple examples.
(b) A conclusion.
(c) An example.
(d) An introduction.

3. Why was a refutative enthymeme considered to be more effective by Aristotle?
(a) It was less concise and less elegant.
(b) It was more concise and less elegant.
(c) It was more concise and more elegant.
(d) It was less concise and more elegant.

4. Which one of the following was an example of national defense provided in Book I, Chapter 4?
(a) Strategy.
(b) Previous battles.
(c) Risks.
(d) Fortifications.

5. Which one of the following was mentioned by Aristotle as a way that anger was useful in oratory?
(a) To give authority to the speaker.
(b) To give credibility to the speaker.
(c) To enhance the effect of the speaker's argument.
(d) To diminish the effect of an opposing argument.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who did Aristotle think calmness was felt towards?

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

5. How many different subjects of political oratory did Aristotle discuss in Book I, Chapter 4?

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