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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the difference between rhetoric and dialectic in the logical appeal?
(a) The methods used.
(b) There was no difference between them.
(c) The length of the speech.
(d) The timing of the argument.
2. Based on Aristotle's explanation, why was it not possible to be angry at humanity in general?
(a) Because it was impossible for a single person to understand any unfairness by humanity.
(b) Because it was impossible for humanity to have wronged a single person.
(c) Because it was impossible for humanity to be unfair in general.
(d) Because it was impossible for humanity to have incited fear from a single person.
3. Which tactic was not included as something that an epideictic rhetorician might use?
4. What did Aristotle say could not be considered good?
(a) Something that is dependent on something else.
(b) Something that is supplemental to something else.
(c) Something that is relied upon by something else.
(d) Something that is instrumental to something else.
5. According to Aristotle's explanation, how would a speaker approach a subject when using the logical appeal?
Short Answer 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?
2. What type of argumentation did Aristotle think the dialectic should be associated with?
3. Why did Aristotle think the completion of a difficult task was pleasant?
4. What did Aristotle think the extent of virtues was based on?
5. What description of the ethical appeal was given by Aristotle?
Short Essay Questions
1. What definition did Aristotle give for 'rhetoric' at the beginning of the book?
2. What distinction did Aristotle make between war and peace and national defense as subjects of political oratory?
3. Why was happiness thought to be a key component in political rhetoric?
4. Besides war and peace and national defense, what other subjects of political oratory did Aristotle include in Book 1, Chapter 4?
5. What was considered pleasant and unpleasant for the forensic speaker?
6. Which ways should the political rhetorician consider the degree of goodness in forming a convincing argument?
7. What were the two types of laws explained in Book I, Chapter 10?
8. Which tactics did Aristotle indicate a epideictic rhetorician could use?
9. What differences between a rhetorician and a dialectician were mentioned by Aristotle?
10. Why did Aristotle think that kindness received no compensation?
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