Persuasive Strategies

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Assesses understanding of the strategies used in persuasion


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  • 1. 

    A stated opinion that requires further support is known as

    • A.

      A fact

    • B.

      A claim

    • C.

      a big name

    • D.

      Evidence

    Correct Answer
    B. A claim
    Explanation
    A stated opinion that requires further support is known as a claim. A claim is an assertion or statement that is presented as true but needs evidence or further explanation to be considered valid or reliable. It is an initial statement that needs to be backed up with supporting evidence or reasoning to be fully convincing.

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  • 2. 

    The persuasive strategy known as logos requires one to

    • A.

      Build a sense of urgency in the audience

    • B.

      Appeal to an audience by gaining their trust

    • C.

      Use credible or expert testimony in the argument

    • D.

      Use facts, numbers, reason, and data to support the argument

    Correct Answer
    D. Use facts, numbers, reason, and data to support the argument
    Explanation
    The persuasive strategy known as logos requires the use of facts, numbers, reason, and data to support the argument. This means that in order to persuade the audience, one must provide logical reasoning and evidence to back up their claims. By using concrete facts, statistics, and logical reasoning, the speaker or writer can appeal to the audience's sense of logic and rationality, making their argument more convincing and credible.

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  • 3. 

    When attempting to appeal to an audiences' emotions in order to persuade them to do something, the strategy is known as

    • A.

      Ethos

    • B.

      Kairos

    • C.

      Pathos

    • D.

      Convincos

    Correct Answer
    C. Pathos
    Explanation
    Pathos is the correct answer because it refers to the strategy of appealing to an audience's emotions in order to persuade them. By using emotional appeals such as personal stories, vivid language, or powerful imagery, a speaker or writer can evoke strong feelings in their audience, making them more likely to be persuaded and take action. This strategy is commonly used in advertising, speeches, and persuasive writing to create a connection with the audience and tap into their emotions.

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  • 4. 

    The type of strategy used most often in advertising when companies are trying to get you buy something now is

    • A.

      Research

    • B.

      Kairos

    • C.

      Logos

    • D.

      Evidence

    Correct Answer
    B. Kairos
    Explanation
    Kairos is the type of strategy used most often in advertising when companies are trying to get you to buy something now. Kairos refers to the opportune moment or sense of urgency created in advertisements to persuade consumers to make an immediate purchase. Advertisers often use time-limited offers, limited stock availability, or special discounts for a limited time to create a sense of urgency and encourage immediate action. This strategy aims to capitalize on the consumer's fear of missing out and their desire for instant gratification.

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  • 5. 

    A car salesperson who wants to sell you a car, may attempt to persuade you by relating to you personally.  They may say things like, "I have a son/daughter your age and I will help you out," or "I know how hard the economy is....believe me....I will cut you a deal."  This tactic is called

    • A.

      Pathos

    • B.

      Logos

    • C.

      Ethos

    • D.

      Big names

    Correct Answer
    C. Ethos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ethos. Ethos refers to the use of credibility and trustworthiness to persuade someone. In this scenario, the car salesperson is attempting to establish a personal connection with the customer by relating to them personally and demonstrating empathy. By mentioning their own child and understanding the struggles of the economy, they are trying to build trust and credibility in order to persuade the customer to buy a car.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the BEST big name for the following claim:The sport of wrestling puts the most academic stress on high school athletes.

    • A.

      Mikel Nelson, CHS Varsity Wrestler

    • B.

      Jerome Singleton, President of the High School League

    • C.

      Coach Kemper Amick, Head Football Coach CHS

    • D.

      Shenequa Coles, Principal of CHS

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerome Singleton, President of the High School League
    Explanation
    Jerome Singleton, as the President of the High School League, is in a position to have a comprehensive understanding of the academic stress placed on high school athletes in various sports. As the head of the organization that governs high school sports, he would have access to data and information about the academic demands and pressures faced by athletes in different sports, including wrestling. This makes him the best choice for providing an informed opinion on which sport puts the most academic stress on high school athletes.

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  • 7. 

    The link below displays an example of:http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

    • A.

      Using research to to make your argument convincing

    • B.

      Incorporating pathos to persuade your audience

    • C.

      Displaying images that develop a sense of urgency in the viewer

    • D.

      Attempting to persuade through skepicism

    Correct Answer
    A. Using research to to make your argument convincing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Using research to make your argument convincing." This is because providing research and evidence to support your argument can make it more credible and persuasive. By using facts, statistics, and expert opinions, you can strengthen your argument and convince your audience of its validity. Research adds credibility to your claims and helps to establish you as a knowledgeable and trustworthy source.

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  • 8. 

    Jay-Z has just finished recording a brand new album.  During the first 24 hours of its release, the album is being offered for purchase at a discounted rate for fans who come down to the record store.  In an effort to get you to come down to the store, the strategy employed here is:

    • A.

      Ethos

    • B.

      Logos

    • C.

      Pathos

    • D.

      Kairos

    Correct Answer
    D. Kairos
    Explanation
    The strategy employed here is kairos. Kairos is a rhetorical strategy that focuses on the opportune moment or timing to deliver a message or take action. In this case, the album is being offered at a discounted rate for the first 24 hours of its release, creating a sense of urgency and encouraging fans to come down to the record store immediately to take advantage of the offer. The timing of the release and the limited-time discount are used to persuade fans to make a quick decision and take action.

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  • 9. 

    A brand new recording artist is being developed and launched to the public.  Her record producer books Rihanna to make an appearance in both her first released track and her first music video.  In an effort to get you to listen to her, the strategy employed here is:

    • A.

      Logos

    • B.

      Big name

    • C.

      Pathos

    • D.

      Kairos

    Correct Answer
    B. Big name
    Explanation
    The strategy employed here is using a "big name" to attract attention and generate interest in the brand new recording artist. By booking Rihanna to make an appearance in both the first released track and the first music video, the record producer is leveraging Rihanna's fame and popularity to draw listeners and viewers to the new artist's work. This strategy relies on the assumption that fans of Rihanna will be curious to check out the new artist's music due to her involvement, increasing the chances of the new artist gaining exposure and success.

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  • 10. 

    You and your parents are sitting with your teachers in an attempt to get you to do better in school and believe that your education is the most important factor in your future success.  Your teachers show you your grade progress reports, your counselor shows you the attendence numbers, and your administrator shows you the number of referrals you have received.  In an effort to get you to change your ways, the strategy employed here is:

    • A.

      Logos

    • B.

      Pathos

    • C.

      Ethos

    • D.

      Big name

    Correct Answer
    A. Logos
    Explanation
    The strategy employed here is logos. Logos refers to using logical reasoning and evidence to persuade someone. In this scenario, the teachers are showing the student their grade progress reports, the counselor is presenting attendance numbers, and the administrator is displaying the number of referrals received. These pieces of information are all logical evidence that can be used to convince the student that they need to change their ways and improve their performance in school.

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  • 11. 

    When using logos and big names in an argument, those particular persuasive strategies must have research to back them up.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using logos and big names in an argument can be persuasive, but it is important to back them up with research. This means providing evidence or data to support the claims made using logos or big names. Without research, the argument may lack credibility and be less persuasive. Therefore, the statement "When using logos and big names in an argument, those particular persuasive strategies must have research to back them up" is true.

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  • 12. 

    When using a big name, the person just has to be famous; they do not have to be credible or expert in their opinions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that when using a big name, the person does not just have to be famous. In addition to being famous, they also need to be credible or an expert in their opinions. Therefore, the statement is false as credibility and expertise are important factors when considering someone's opinions, not just their fame.

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  • 13. 

    Using an ethical (ethos) argument requires the person to practice what they preach, for example, if you attempt to convince your teacher to refrain from giving homework reasoning that, "we do all our classwork, so why have homework," you must truely do all your class work all the time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An ethical (ethos) argument is based on the credibility and trustworthiness of the person making the argument. In this case, if you are trying to convince your teacher to refrain from giving homework by stating that you do all your classwork, it is important that you actually do complete all your classwork consistently. If you do not practice what you preach and fail to complete your classwork regularly, your argument loses credibility and becomes less persuasive. Therefore, the statement "Using an ethical (ethos) argument requires the person to practice what they preach" is true.

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  • 14. 

    If you are trying to persuade a friend not to leave a party with individuals that you know are going to do something illegal, the best strategy would be ethos.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ethos refers to the ethical appeal or credibility of the speaker. In this scenario, using ethos would involve appealing to the friend's sense of morality and credibility by emphasizing the potential consequences of leaving with individuals engaging in illegal activities. By highlighting the importance of making responsible choices and staying away from illegal actions, the speaker can effectively persuade their friend not to leave the party with those individuals.

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  • 15. 

    Check all the boxes that can be BEST used to prove the following claim:School districts that have year around school with breaks throughout, have higher proforming students and higher graduation rates. 

    • A.

      A study conducted by the National Education Foundation found that graduation rates among year around students were 85% compared to 70% for tradition scheduling.

    • B.

      Kobe Bryant states that he believes "year around school might be ok."

    • C.

      In the past, I have attended a school with traditional scheduling and my grades were below average, but when I transfered to a year around school I started making A's and B's.

    • D.

      Graduates of year around schools make 50K a year compared to traditional schedules at 35k annually.

    • E.

      United States Department of Education, says "year around schooling will be the new schedule if American teens want to compete in a global job market.

    • F.

      Students who go to schools with traditional schedules have a jammed packed year and have a very hard time getting work done. They are tired and have no break.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A study conducted by the National Education Foundation found that graduation rates among year around students were 85% compared to 70% for tradition scheduling.
    C. In the past, I have attended a school with traditional scheduling and my grades were below average, but when I transfered to a year around school I started making A's and B's.
    D. Graduates of year around schools make 50K a year compared to traditional schedules at 35k annually.
    E. United States Department of Education, says "year around schooling will be the new schedule if American teens want to compete in a global job market.
    Explanation
    The given answer includes multiple pieces of evidence that support the claim that school districts with year-round schooling have higher-performing students and higher graduation rates. The study conducted by the National Education Foundation found that graduation rates among year-round students were higher than those with traditional scheduling. Additionally, the personal experience of the individual who attended a traditional school and saw improved grades after transferring to a year-round school provides anecdotal evidence. The comparison of salary levels between graduates of year-round schools and traditional schedules further supports the claim. Lastly, the statement from the United States Department of Education emphasizes the importance of year-round schooling in preparing American teens for the global job market.

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