Apex 8.1.1: Part 1 Persuasion

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Persuasion Quizzes & Trivia

In this quiz on “Apex 8. 1. 1: Part 1 Persuasion”, we’ll be taking a look at the topic of persuasion, also defined as the process of convincing someone to do or believe something. We’ll be looking at this with elements of logic, emotion and authority as well as several examples.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The art of persuasion is also known as
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Logos

    • C. 

      Ethos

    • D. 

      Rhetoric

  • 2. 
    The emotional content of an argument is known as
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Logos

    • C. 

      Ethos

    • D. 

      Rhetoric

  • 3. 
    The knowledge or authority of the speaker/writer as seen by the audience is
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Ethos

    • C. 

      Logos

    • D. 

      Rhetoric

  • 4. 
          Smoking has been proven to cause a variety of health issues including cancer, low birth weight, emphysema and death. Over 80% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking.       Individuals lives should not be put at risk simply because the person next to them at a restaurant chooses to smoke. Therefore, smoking should be banned in all public places in the United States. This is an example of a ___________ argument
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Ethos

    • C. 

      Logos

  • 5. 
    According the the National Medical Association, all infants should receive vaccinations for chicken pox, measles, influenza and polio before the age of two.  The NMA warns that not getting your child vaccinated could lead to illness or death.  All NMA members get vaccinations for their children and recommend that all parents do the same. This is an example of a ______________ argument.
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Ethos

    • C. 

      Logos

  • 6. 
    Saving LivesSince PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped more than 50 percent. PAWS Chicago is working to build a No Kill Chicago—a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless or unwanted.  Give a voice to an innocent animal that can't speak for itself. Save a helpless dog or cat.  Support PAWS Chicago with a donation today. This is an example of a ____________ argument.
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Ethos

    • C. 

      Logos

  • 7. 
    Logic can also be called
    • A. 

      Emotions

    • B. 

      Knowledge

    • C. 

      Common sense

  • 8. 
    If you were writing an essay in favor of more gun control and wanted to appeal to your audience's sense of ethos, you might include which of the following in your argument?
    • A. 

      A detailed list of statistics citing deaths related to handguns

    • B. 

      A quote from the Chicago Police Department stating that lack of gun control has caused an increase in gun related crime.

    • C. 

      A testimony of a family who has lost someone because of gun violence.

  • 9. 
    If you were creating a blog promoting students to attend VOISE Academy and you wanted to appeal to your audience's sense of logos, you might include which of the following in your argument?
    • A. 

      Descriptions of VOISE's Emerging Leaders, a comparision of VOISE's high student GPA average to other CPS schools and VOISE's use of technology compared to other CPS schools.

    • B. 

      A video clip of students thanking thier teachers for helping them acheive their goals at VOISE.

    • C. 

      A quote from the Illinois State Board of Education stating that technology increases student achievement.

  • 10. 
    If you were producing a video presentation in support of stronger laws aganist cyber bullying and you wanted to appeal to your audience's sense of pathos, you might include which of the following in your argument?
    • A. 

      Statistics showing a growth in cyber bullying in the last five years.

    • B. 

      A dramatic re enactment detailing a teen girls suicide because of cyber bullying.

    • C. 

      A testimony from the Association of Civil Liberties supporting tougher laws on cyber bullying.