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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. 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 were incapable of understanding their view of money.
(b) They thought that everyone shared their view of money.
(c) They thought that most people understood their view of money, but did not understand the reasons for it.
(d) They thought that everyone disagreed with their view of money.

2. What effect did Aristotle think an antithesis saying had on the point it was making?
(a) It made the point especially startling.
(b) It made the point more complex.
(c) It made the point less complex.
(d) It made the point especially striking.

3. Which characteristic did Aristotle think separated powerful people and wealthy people in general?
(a) Virtue.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Consistency.
(d) Reliability.

4. As both illustrations and fables utilized imagery to make a point, what type of imagery did Aristotle think fables used?
(a) Realistic.
(b) Relevant.
(c) Irrelevant.
(d) Fantastic.

5. How did Aristotle describe the difference between spoken and written prose?
(a) Spoken prose was generally more stylized and less complicated.
(b) Spoken prose was generally more stylized and complicated.
(c) Written prose was generally more stylized and less complicated.
(d) Written prose was generally more stylized and complicated.

Short Answer Questions

1. As explained by Aristotle in Book II, Chapter 18, what was political argumentation concerned with?

2. Although a refutative enthymeme might be more effective in a certain sense, how did Aristotle describe all enthymemes?

3. In Aristotle's opinion, why should political rhetoric focus the most on sound argumentation?

4. In Aristotle's opinion, what did simple words convey?

5. Why did Aristotle say that amplification and depreciation were not forms of enthymemes?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the second type of example, what were the two forms of the invented facts?

2. As explained by Aristotle, what four common mistakes were made while writing prose?

3. Based on the information in Book III, Chapter 10, which ideas could a metaphor help to deliver and why?

4. In Aristotle's opinion, why were non-logical ways necessary to convince certain audiences of a sound argument?

5. How did Aristotle explain the different kinds of arguments used by the three types of rhetoric in Book II, Chapter 18?

6. How did Aristotle compare a simile and a metaphor in Book III, Chapter 4?

7. What value could surprises have in a speech, and what were some of the forms they could take?

8. In what way did Aristotle describe the differences between written prose and spoken prose in Book III, Chapter 12?

9. Why might an enthymeme have been more effective with a surprising conclusion?

10. Based on Aristotle's discussion at the beginning of Book II, Chapter 12, which things could influence a person's feelings?

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