Eng101: Module I & II Quiz (Midterm)

24 Questions | Total Attempts: 115

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Module Quizzes & Trivia

Module I & II quiz covers all the reading in Module I (Weeks 1-4) & Module II (Weeks 5-8). Mostly covers content from Chapters 1-8 in The Brief Penguin Handbook.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The process of communication involves the interaction of three essential elements: the writer or speaker, the _______________, and the subject.
    • A. 

      Speaker

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Audience

    • D. 

      Author

  • 2. 
    There are three primary tactics of persuasion: ethos, pathos and logos. Which of the following means: appeals based on the trustworthiness of the speaker?
    • A. 

      Ethos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Logos

  • 3. 
    There are three primary tactics of persuasion: ethos, pathos and logos. Which of the following means: appeals to the emotions and deepest-held values of the audience?
    • A. 

      Ethos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Logos

  • 4. 
    There are three primary tactics of persuasion: ethos, pathos and logos. Which of the following means: appeals to logic, reasoning, and evidence?
    • A. 

      Ethos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Logos

  • 5. 
    Some writers begin with a strong ethos because of who they are; they have immediate ___________.
  • 6. 
    In your essay, your _______ states your main idea.
  • 7. 
    Your thesis should be closely tied to your purpose: to _________ on your own experience.
  • 8. 
    Your thesis should be closely tied to your purpose: to _________ some aspect of your topic.
  • 9. 
    Your thesis should be closely tied to your purpose: to _________ for a position or course of action.
  • 10. 
    When evaluating your thesis, you should ask yourself some questions about your working thesis. Choose the question that does not belong.
    • A. 

      Is it specific?

    • B. 

      Is it manageable in the length and time I have?

    • C. 

      Is it interesting to my intended readers?

    • D. 

      Is it good?

  • 11. 
    Your teachers may have told you that your paragraphs should flow. Writing that flows is __________.
    • A. 

      Smooth.

    • B. 

      Logical.

    • C. 

      Coherent.

  • 12. 
    Critical thinking begins with critical __________.
  • 13. 
    The kinds of faulty reasoning called logical fallacies reflect a failure to provide sufficient evidence for a claim that is being made. Which of the following fallacies occurs when the claim is restated and passed off as evidence?
    • A. 

      Begging the question

    • B. 

      False analogies

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization

    • D. 

      Slippery Slope

  • 14. 
    The kinds of faulty reasoning called logical fallacies reflect a failure to provide sufficient evidence for a claim that is being made. Which of the following fallacies occurs when: one maintains that one thing inevitably will cause something else to happen.
    • A. 

      Begging the question

    • B. 

      False analogies

    • C. 

      Hasty generalizations

    • D. 

      Slippery Slope

  • 15. 
    The kinds of faulty reasoning called logical fallacies reflect a failure to provide sufficient evidence for a claim that is being made. Which of the following fallacies occurs when: a broad claim is made on the basis of a few occurrences.
    • A. 

      Begging the question

    • B. 

      Non sequitur

    • C. 

      Hasty generalizations

    • D. 

      Slippery Slope

  • 16. 
    The immediate context refers to where the text was written and read or heard, but the broader context refers to:
    • A. 

      The country the author resides in.

    • B. 

      The larger cultural and historical circumstances in which a text is produced and read.

    • C. 

      The relationship between the piece of writing or speaking.

  • 17. 
    _______, whether they appear in print, video, or any other medium, often deal with personal and private experiences, but they do not have to be based on explicitly personal topics.
  • 18. 
    You must consider the __________ situation before you write, and that includes writer, audience, purpose, topic, and context.
  • 19. 
    The use of faulty logic or poor arguments is called....
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Illogical reasoning

    • C. 

      Fallacy

  • 20. 
    (slanted language) means using biased or prejudiced word choices that predispose a reader to one position. Though it may be under suspect to reasonable audience members, this may also be an effective way to sway an audience.
    • A. 

      Loaded diction

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Paradox

  • 21. 
    In writing you may be asked to identify a particular problem and explain why your solution is the best one. Which keyword does that define?
    • A. 

      Analyze

    • B. 

      Compare and contrast

    • C. 

      Define

    • D. 

      Evaluate

    • E. 

      Propose

  • 22. 
    An occasion you might use to spark your reflective writing is:
    • A. 

      Current event

    • B. 

      Provocative book

    • C. 

      Personal experience

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    In writing you may be asked to find connections among a set of facts, events or readings, and make them meaningful. Which keyword does that define?
    • A. 

      Compare and contrast

    • B. 

      Define

    • C. 

      Evaluate

    • D. 

      Analyze

    • E. 

      Propose

  • 24. 
    The module I theme was ___________.