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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Aristotle indicate was the result of using complex, foreign words?
(a) They caused people to overthink things.
(b) They caused people to stop thinking of things.
(c) They confused people.
(d) They annoyed people.
2. Which one of the following was not included in Aristotle's recommendations for orators on how to write and speak their arguments?
(a) Abundance of detail.
(b) Convincing delivery.
(c) Non-logical means.
(d) Eloquent style.
3. What did Aristotle think was wrong with the metaphor that compared a man with a square?
(a) He thought it was boring.
(b) He thought it was confusing.
(c) He thought it was too simple.
(d) He thought it was too complex.
4. How did Aristotle describe the difference between spoken and written prose?
(a) Spoken prose was generally more stylized and less complicated.
(b) Written prose was generally more stylized and complicated.
(c) Written prose was generally more stylized and less complicated.
(d) Spoken prose was generally more stylized and complicated.
5. According to Aristotle, how did people in their prime view success?
(a) It was not improbable.
(b) It was not possible.
(c) It was probable.
(d) It was not impossible.
6. How many periods of a lifetime did Aristotle discuss in Book II, Chapter 12?
7. Why did Aristotle prefer the periodic prose to the free-running prose?
(a) Periodic prose was easier to use.
(b) Free-running prose had just been introduced.
(c) Periodic prose was more familiar.
(d) Free-running prose had fallen out of fashion.
8. According to Aristotle, what should vivid descriptions always depict?
(a) Something that is in activity.
(b) Something that is not easily identified.
(c) Something that is easily identified.
(d) Something that is stationary.
9. What effect did Aristotle think an antithesis saying had on the point it was making?
(a) It made the point especially striking.
(b) It made the point less complex.
(c) It made the point especially startling.
(d) It made the point more complex.
10. Which characteristic did Aristotle think separated powerful people and wealthy people in general?
11. Following the example given in Book II, Chapter 24, what false assumption could be made by describing a large crowd?
(a) The people in the crowd must be large.
(b) The people in the crowd must be small.
(c) The people in the crowd must be standing in a line.
(d) The people in the crowd must be standing in a circle.
12. Why did Aristotle say that metaphors were useful in a speech?
(a) They were used frequently in common speech.
(b) They sounded natural to mostly everyone.
(c) They were not used frequently in common speech.
(d) They sounded natural to everyone.
13. What did Aristotle think a high value of life in older people led to?
14. What was Aristotle's opinion about using compound words in a speech?
(a) They should generally be used.
(b) Some were acceptable if they were used correctly.
(c) Most were acceptable if they were used correctly.
(d) They should generally be avoided.
15. How did Aristotle describe vivid speech?
(a) Somewhat effective.
(b) Very effective.
(c) Very exciting.
(d) Somewhat exciting.
Short Answer Questions
1. Based on Aristotle's views, how should any good speech be appropriate?
2. As discussed in Book III, Chapter 12, what should legal rhetoric blend argumentation with?
3. What was the basic method used in the a fortiori argument that Aristotle referred to in Book II, Chapter 23?
4. As explained by Aristotle in Book II, Chapter 24, what else might a person equivocate?
5. What did Aristotle think orators should be careful of when writing their speeches?
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