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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which one of the following was not included in Aristotle's recommendations for orators on how to write and speak their arguments?
(a) Convincing delivery.
(b) Non-logical means.
(c) Abundance of detail.
(d) Eloquent style.
2. As explained in Book III, Chapter 3, in what way did writers misuse the epithet?
(a) By applying it to inappropriate subjects.
(b) By applying it to insignificant subjects.
(c) By forgetting how to apply it.
(d) By forgetting to apply it.
3. Based on Aristotle's explanation of the wealthy, how did wealthy people view the opinions of others about money?
(a) They thought that most people understood their view of money, but did not understand the reasons for it.
(b) They thought that everyone disagreed with their view of money.
(c) They thought that everyone shared their view of money.
(d) They thought that most people were incapable of understanding their view of money.
4. Which one of the following would be an example of amplification?
(a) The ineffective results of a political plan.
(b) The positive effects of a political plan.
(c) The effective results of a previous political plan.
(d) The unintended effects of a political plan.
5. What was the basic method used in the a fortiori argument that Aristotle referred to in Book II, Chapter 23?
(a) To focus on only one position at a time.
(b) To focus on several positions at once.
(c) To argue two entirely different things at once.
(d) To prove one thing by proving another first.
6. Why did Aristotle say that metaphors were useful in a speech?
(a) They were not used frequently in common speech.
(b) They sounded natural to everyone.
(c) They sounded natural to mostly everyone.
(d) They were used frequently in common speech.
7. What was thought to be incorrect about the example of the misuse of the epithet that Aristotle provided?
(a) An extraordinary adjective was applied to an ordinary noun.
(b) An extraordinary verb was applied to an ordinary noun.
(c) An ordinary verb was applied to an extraordinary noun.
(d) An ordinary adjective was applied to an extraordinary noun.
8. To object to an argument, whose authority did Aristotle think could be appealed to?
(a) A respected writer or judge.
(b) A well known writer or lawyer.
(c) A respected writer or lawyer.
(d) A well known writer or judge.
9. How many general forms of enthymemes were discussed by Aristotle in Book II, Chapter 23?
(a) Thirty four.
(b) Twenty four.
(c) Thirty eight.
(d) Twenty eight.
10. What shape was described in the example Aristotle provided for the use of description in an impressive speech?
11. How many periods of a lifetime did Aristotle discuss in Book II, Chapter 12?
12. Based on Aristotle's views, how should any good speech be appropriate?
(a) For its subject matter and past speeches.
(b) For its audience and subject matter.
(c) For its audience and past speeches.
(d) For its audience, subject matter, and past speeches.
13. Which one of the following was not included by Aristotle in the forms of surprises he mentioned?
14. What was Aristotle's opinion about using compound words in a speech?
(a) They should generally be avoided.
(b) They should generally be used.
(c) Some were acceptable if they were used correctly.
(d) Most were acceptable if they were used correctly.
15. In addition to context, what type of application of rhetoric did Aristotle think should determine the style?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which one of the following was not included by Aristotle in Book III, Chapter 4, in his discussion of what differentiated a simile from a metaphor?
2. As explained by Aristotle in Book III, Chapter 2, which type of words should a speech writer use?
3. In Aristotle's opinion, what should a good birth lead to?
4. As both illustrations and fables utilized imagery to make a point, what type of imagery did Aristotle think fables used?
5. What about the past did Aristotle say that a legal orator was concerned with proving?
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