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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did Aristotle consider metaphors to be useful in Book III, Chapter 10?
(a) People enjoy thoughtful ideas.
(b) People connect with sensible ideas.
(c) People enjoy new ideas.
(d) People connect with similar ideas.
2. Continuing the theme of Aristotle's logic, what could be used to deduce the impossible?
(a) Facts and speculation.
(b) Other impossibilities.
(c) Facts and opinions.
(d) The possible.
3. Why did Aristotle say that amplification and depreciation were not forms of enthymemes?
(a) They were not logical arguments.
(b) They were not familiar arguments.
(c) They were not comprehensible arguments.
(d) They were familiar arguments.
4. How were antithesis sayings defined by Aristotle?
(a) The grouping of two similar qualities.
(b) The grouping of two opposite qualities.
(c) The reference to three vastly different ideas.
(d) The reference to three slightly different ideas.
5. Why was a refutative enthymeme considered to be more effective by Aristotle?
(a) It was more concise and more elegant.
(b) It was less concise and less elegant.
(c) It was less concise and more elegant.
(d) It was more concise and less elegant.
6. How many general forms of enthymemes were discussed by Aristotle in Book II, Chapter 23?
(a) Thirty four.
(b) Thirty eight.
(c) Twenty four.
(d) Twenty eight.
7. What did Aristotle think the structure of a sentence should always be?
8. According to Aristotle, what was the general difference between enthymemes and examples?
(a) Neither enthymemes nor examples were persuasive.
(b) Examples were more persuasive than enthymemes.
(c) Both enthymemes and examples were just as persuasive.
(d) Enthymemes were more persuasive than examples.
9. What was used in the example that argued the existence of a "non-animal" in Book II, Chapter 24?
10. Which one of the following would be an example of amplification?
(a) The effective results of a previous political plan.
(b) The positive effects of a political plan.
(c) The ineffective results of a political plan.
(d) The unintended effects of a political plan.
11. What types of examples did Aristotle discuss in Book II, Chapter 20?
(a) Hypothetical facts and invented facts.
(b) Actual facts and invented facts.
(c) Actual facts, hypothetical facts, and invented facts.
(d) Actual facts and hypothetical facts.
12. Which of the following examples best demonstrates Aristotle's theory of possibility in Book II, Chapter 19?
(a) Snow and ice.
(b) Clouds and rain.
(c) Thunder and lightening.
(d) Heat and sunshine.
13. According to Aristotle, what was epideictic rhetoric most likely to deal with?
(a) Large crowds of educated people.
(b) Small crowds of educated people.
(c) Large crowds of uneducated people.
(d) Small crowds of uneducated people.
14. Which one of the following was not included by Aristotle in his description of young people?
15. How many common mistakes did Aristotle indicate were made in prose?
(a) Too many to list.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what way did Aristotle indicate refutative enthymemes were more effective in Book II, Chapter 26?
2. As discussed in Book III, Chapter 12, what should legal rhetoric blend argumentation with?
3. How did Aristotle define a maxim?
4. Which one of the following would be an example of a fallacious enthymeme?
5. In addition to context, what type of application of rhetoric did Aristotle think should determine the style?
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