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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
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 did Aristotle say was the chief concern of political rhetoric?
3. What did Aristotle think was irrelevant to the feeling of indignation?
4. Who did Aristotle think calmness was felt towards?
5. In addition to the relationships with other countries, what other part of war and peace did Aristotle explain?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was considered pleasant and unpleasant for the forensic speaker?
2. How was justice described by Aristotle and why was virtue a significant part of rhetoric?
3. What definition did Aristotle give for 'rhetoric' at the beginning of the book?
4. Based on Aristotle's analysis of crimes, what would cause a person to commit a crime and how would they select their victim?
5. How were friendship and enmity described by Aristotle?
6. What was Aristotle's description of the ethical appeal in rhetoric?
7. Which points of view could the law be observed by a legal rhetorician?
8. In what way were contracts used by a legal rhetorician?
9. What was the logical appeal that Aristotle referred to and when would it be used?
10. What knowledge of the forms of government did Aristotle think was necessary for a political rhetorician to have?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the book, Aristotle discussed the three characterizations of sayings in prose.
1) Explain how antithesis sayings are used in rhetoric and provide three examples of them.
2) Describe how metaphors are used in rhetoric and provide three examples of them.
3) Explain how vivid descriptions are used in rhetoric and provide three examples of them.
4) Analyze when antithesis sayings, metaphors, and vivid descriptions would be the most effective in rhetoric or oratory.
Essay Topic 2
Political rhetoric was one of the most popular forms of public speaking during Aristotle's time.
1) Describe the five subjects of political oratory and why Aristotle thought it was important for a political rhetorician to have a working knowledge of them.
2) Explain how a knowledge of happiness, the good, and the useful were beneficial in political rhetoric.
3) Analyze the different forms of government and their role in political rhetoric.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast enthymemes and examples in rhetoric. Include an analysis of the twenty eight forms of enthymemes, the two types of examples, Aristotle's reference to historical and political examples of both, and how enthymemes and examples were applied to rhetoric in general.
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