Kenneth Burke

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Kenneth Burke Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge about Kenneth Burke and his impact on rhetorical studies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does Kenneth Burke define rhetoric?
    • A. 

      The use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in beings that by nature respond to symbols

    • B. 

      Looks at utterances, polyphonic voices, and heteroglossia

    • C. 

      Interested in deconstruction--no voice is neutral

  • 2. 
    What is the focus of Kenneth Burke's A Grammar of Motives?
    • A. 

      To understand human motivation

    • B. 

      To understand utterance: the smallest unit of discourse

    • C. 

      To understand the implied author, the reliable narrator, and the unreliable narrator

    • D. 

      To understand heteroglossia: the many languages in a culture

  • 3. 
    What is the idea behind Kenneth Burke's terministic screens?
    • A. 

      Filters through which we perceive reality

    • B. 

      Dialogism

    • C. 

      The smallest unit of discourse

    • D. 

      The variety of languages present in a culture

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are a part of Kenneth Burke's pentad?
    • A. 

      Act

    • B. 

      Scene

    • C. 

      Agency

    • D. 

      Agent

    • E. 

      Purpose

    • F. 

      Heteroglossia

    • G. 

      Double-entry notebooks

  • 5. 
    What is Kenneth Burke's definition of identification?
    • A. 

      You can only persuade a man only as far as you can take his language by speech, gesture, tonality, order, image, etc. You must identify your way with his.

    • B. 

      The use of symbols to induce cooperation in human beings who by nature use symbols

    • C. 

      Deconstruction