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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are characteristic to the renaissance humanists?
    • A. 

      Renaissance humanists wished to recreate classical culture in their own day

    • B. 

      Renaissance humanists wished to create eloquence in their students and readers

    • C. 

      Renaissance humanists wished to spread knowledge by translating Greek books into Latin and Latin books into vernaculars

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The studia humanitatis of the renaissance humanists contained which of the following subjects?
    • A. 

      Grammar

    • B. 

      Dialectic

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    According to George Trebizond in Rhetoricorum libri V, which of the following are among the parts of an oration?
    • A. 

      Introduction

    • B. 

      Narration

    • C. 

      Contention

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In George Trebizond's Rhetoricorum libri V, the treatment of style is structured by accounts of which of the following theoretical concepts?
    • A. 

      Kinds of style

    • B. 

      Qualities of style

    • C. 

      Forms of style

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    In Thomas Wilson's The Arte of Rhetorique, the treatment of invention is structured by accounts of which of the following concepts?
    • A. 

      Parts of an oration

    • B. 

      Kinds of causes or orations

    • C. 

      Amplification

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    According to Thomas Wilson in The Arte of Rhetorique, which of the following are qualities of expression?
    • A. 

      Plaines

    • B. 

      Brevitie

    • C. 

      Enditing

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    According to Henry Peacham in The Garden of Eloquence, figures may be classified into which of the following highest level categories?
    • A. 

      Tropes

    • B. 

      Figures of words

    • C. 

      Figures of sentences

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    According to Henry Peacham in The Garden of Eloquence, knowledge of figures is helpful in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Figures promote wisdom

    • B. 

      Figures promote apt speech

    • C. 

      Figures promote persuasiveness

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Richard Rainolde's Foundacion of Rhetorike offers principles for a series of fourteen writing exercises of increasing difficulty designed to teach composition. Which of the following represent lists of these exercises in the order that Rainolde gives them?
    • A. 

      Fable, Narracion, Chria, Sentence, Confutacion

    • B. 

      Confirmacion, Commonplace, The praise, The dispraise, Comparison

    • C. 

      Ethopeia, Discripcion, Thesis, Legislatio

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Within his Foundacion of Rhetorike, Richard Rainolde claims explicitly that his work follows a pedagogical pattern already established by which of the following authors?
    • A. 

      Quintilian

    • B. 

      Aphthonius

    • C. 

      Lorich

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Within Defence of Contraries by Anthony Mundy, which of the following are identified as plausible beneficiaries of the work?
    • A. 

      Yong wittes

    • B. 

      The learned

    • C. 

      The Queen of England

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    In The Defence of Contraries, Anthony Mundy calls his compositions declamations. Using the ancient conception of what constitutes a declamation, Mundy's characterization of his compositions might be called inaccurate for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      The compositions are not factual

    • B. 

      The compositions are not deliverative

    • C. 

      The compositions are not forensic

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following represent epistolary genera in Angel Day's The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      Demonstratiue

    • B. 

      Deliveratiue

    • C. 

      Iudiciall

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following represent types of familiar letters in Angel Day's The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      Amatorie

    • B. 

      Gratulatorie

    • C. 

      Narratorie

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following represent standard parts of a letter according to Angel Days' The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      Securing of Good Will

    • B. 

      Peition

    • C. 

      Conclusion

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Assuming that an inferior is writing to a superior, which of the following placements of letter elements are recommended in Angel Day's The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      The superscription is placed high on the page just above the text of the letter

    • B. 

      The salutation is placed very near the end of the text of the letter

    • C. 

      The subscription is placed low on the page following the text of the letter

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    According to Hyperius in The Practice of Preaching, preachers my turn to the rhetoricians for which of the following parts of a preacher?
    • A. 

      Invention

    • B. 

      Disposition

    • C. 

      Elocution

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    In The Practice of Preaching, Hyperius explicitly recognizes which of the following as types of sermons?
    • A. 

      Convertatorie

    • B. 

      Demonstratiue

    • C. 

      Redargutiue

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Within Hyperius' The Practice of Preaching, which of the following are recognized as standard parts of a sermon?
    • A. 

      Inuocation

    • B. 

      Consolation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and C only

    • F. 

      A and B only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    In The Practise of Preaching, which of the following does Hyperius offer as means of moving audience affections in sermons?
    • A. 

      Delivery of the preacher

    • B. 

      Places

    • C. 

      Figures

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    According to Leonarde Cox in The arte or craft of Rhetoryke, which of the following are functional activities of the speaker?
    • A. 

      Iugment

    • B. 

      Eloquence

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    In The arte or craft of Rhetoryke, Leonarde Cox suggests that there are "foure kyndes of Oracions." Which of the following represent "kyndes of Oracions" within that description?
    • A. 

      Logycall

    • B. 

      Informatiue

    • C. 

      Persuadible

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are likely sources for Leonard Cox's The arte or crafte of Rhetoryke?
    • A. 

      Richard Sherry's A treatise of Schemes and Tropes

    • B. 

      Thomas Wilson's Arte of Rhetorique

    • C. 

      Andreas Hyperius' early Latin version of The Practise of Preaching

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    According to Peter Ramus' Dialectica libri II, which of the following belong to dialectic or logic?
    • A. 

      Inuention

    • B. 

      Iudgement

    • C. 

      Eloqution

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    According to Peter Ramus' Dialectica libri II, which of the following are topics for artificiall argumentes?
    • A. 

      Adjuncts

    • B. 

      Names

    • C. 

      Definitions

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    According to Peter Ramus' Dialectica libri II, which of the following are partes of iudgement?
    • A. 

      Proposition

    • B. 

      Sylogisme

    • C. 

      Disposition

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    According to Peter Ramus' Dialectica libri II, which of the following represent rules or documentes to be obserued in all artes and sciences.
    • A. 

      Document of Veritie

    • B. 

      Document of Freedome

    • C. 

      Document of Justice

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    Consistent with Peter Ramus' document of justice in Dialectica libri II, which of the following represent partes of rethoricke?
    • A. 

      Inuention

    • B. 

      Iudgement

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    According to Abraham Fraunce in The Arcadian Rhetorike, the highest-level parts of Eloqution include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Congruitie

    • B. 

      Braverie

    • C. 

      Figures

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    According to Abraham Fraunce in The Arcadian Rhetorike, the highest-level parts of Pronunciation include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Voyce

    • B. 

      Countenance

    • C. 

      Gesture

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    According to Francis Bacon in Advancement of Learning, which of the following are included among the "arts intellectuall?"
    • A. 

      Enquirie or Invention

    • B. 

      Method or Arrangement

    • C. 

      Elocution or Tradition

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Consistent with Francis Bacon's explicit definition of rhetoric in Advancement of Learning, which of the following activities fall within the proper sphere rhetoric?
    • A. 

      Invention

    • B. 

      Arrangement

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    According to Francis Bacon in Advancement of Learning, which of the following pertain to invention of speech and argument?
    • A. 

      Preparation of commonplaces

    • B. 

      General topics

    • C. 

      Speciall topics

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    Within the terms of Francis Bacon's specification of the duty and office of rhetoric in Advancement of Learning, which of the following mental capacities or agencies are explicitly mentioned?
    • A. 

      Reason

    • B. 

      Imagination

    • C. 

      Will

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    Within Advancement of Learning, Francis Bacon's description of the need for rhetoric involves which of the following propositions?
    • A. 

      Affections carry an appetite for the present good

    • B. 

      Reason beholds the future

    • C. 

      Without rhetoric, the affections fill the will with representations of present good

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 36. 
    According to François Fénelon in the second of his Dialogues on Eloquence, which of the following are elements of eloquence?
    • A. 

      Proving

    • B. 

      Portraying

    • C. 

      Striking

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    In the second of his Dialogues on Eloquence, François Fénelon provides an account of how topical invention relates to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Proving

    • B. 

      Portraying

    • C. 

      Striking

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    In the second of his Dialogues on Eloquence, François Fénelon provides an account of how style relates to which of the following?  
    • A. 

      Proving

    • B. 

      Portraying

    • C. 

      Striking

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 39. 
    In the second of his Dialogues on Eloquence, François Fénelon provides an account of how delivery relates to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Proving

    • B. 

      Portraying

    • C. 

      Striking

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    In the second of his Dialogues on Eloquence, François Fénelon conceives of discourse arrangement as directly instrumental to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Invention

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Delivery

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    According to François Fénelon in the second of his Dialogues on Eloquence, a discourse might be expected to exhibit parts which performed which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Laying down of premises

    • B. 

      Setting forth of facts

    • C. 

      Arousing passion

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 42. 
    Which of the following accurately represent George Campbell's account of the steps by which rhetoric arose?
    • A. 

      Natural practice was followed by criticism

    • B. 

      Criticism was followed by rules of composition

    • C. 

      Rules of composition were followed by mental philosophy

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    In The Philosophy of Rhetoric, George Campbell recognizes which of the following as highest level ends of rhetorical discourses?
    • A. 

      Convincing the understanding

    • B. 

      Informing the will

    • C. 

      Influencing the emotions

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    I. A. Richards defines rhetoric in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      A study of misunderstanding and its remedies

    • B. 

      The art by which discourse is adapted to its end

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 45. 
    Kenneth Burke defines rhetoric in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      A study of misunderstanding and its remedies

    • B. 

      The art by which discourse is adapted to its end

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    Which of the following terms are standard elements in Burke's notion of the pentad?
    • A. 

      Agency

    • B. 

      Motive

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 47. 
    According to Herbert Wichelns, which of the following were matters that should examined in rhetorical criticism?
    • A. 

      The speaker's mode of arrangement

    • B. 

      The speaker's mode of expression

    • C. 

      The speaker's habit of preparation

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 48. 
    According to Jasinski, Neo-Aristotelianism was "a program or method of criticism that was extremely popular in rhetorical studies especially during the 1940's and 1950s." Which of the following concepts are describe by Jasinski as belonging to the core of the program?
    • A. 

      Modes of proof

    • B. 

      Genres of rhetoric

    • C. 

      Effects

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    Donald Bryant offers which of the following as a working definition of rhetoric?
    • A. 

      A study of misunderstandings and its remedies

    • B. 

      The art by which discourse is adapted to its end

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    According to Donald Bryant the rhetorical function is represented by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Adjusting ideas to people

    • B. 

      Adjusting people to ideas

    • C. 

      Identifying the speaker with the audience

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 51. 
    Which of the following represent Michael McGee's conception of "idealist" rhetoric?
    • A. 

      Technical principles

    • B. 

      Largely innocent of practice

    • C. 

      An experience of "speaker/speech/audience/occasion/change"

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 52. 
    Which of the following represent McGee's conception of "materialist" rhetoric?
    • A. 

      A natural social phenomenon

    • B. 

      Allegedly in the interests of individuals on whom calls are made for behavior and/or belief

    • C. 

      The "invention/disposition/style/memory/delivery" of discourse

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 53. 
    According to Ray McKerrow "critical rhetoric" includes which of the following as functions or aims?
    • A. 

      Critique of domination

    • B. 

      Critique of freedom

    • C. 

      Demystification of the discourse of power

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 54. 
    Consistent with his conceptualization of "critical rhetoric," McKerrow would agree with which of the following claims?
    • A. 

      Fragmented text formations impinge on message consumers.

    • B. 

      Critics take on role of "inventor" by interpreting for message consumers the meaning of fragments.

    • C. 

      Interpreting fragments serves to illuminate otherwise hidden or taken for granted social practices.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above