Persuasive Writing Vocabulary Quiz

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Understanding the elements of persausive writing


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  • 1. 
    A form of expression in writing; the choices a writer makes about words, and the types and lengths of sentences used
    • A. 

      Argument

    • B. 

      Style

    • C. 

      Tone

  • 2. 
    Stressing the idea that people do not want people to feel left out
    • A. 

      Bandwagon

    • B. 

      Card Stacking

    • C. 

      Argument

  • 3. 
    Begins with a genral principle or idea and draws a specific conclusion
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Deduction

  • 4. 
    Words or images arouse emotions to connect the viewer's emotion to the product or idea trying to be sold.
    • A. 

      Emotional Appeal

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Argument

  • 5. 
    The feeling that certain words give.
    • A. 

      Evidence

    • B. 

      Emotional Appeal

    • C. 

      Connotation

  • 6. 
    _______________is writing that sets out to influence or change an audience's thoughts or actions.
  • 7. 
    Using the same idea or product over and over again is called __________________.
  • 8. 
    An _______________is the reason a writer gives to support their idea or opinion.
  • 9. 
    _____________ is the exact definition of a word.
  • 10. 
    The quality that brings about laughter or amusement, created through exaggeration, sarcasm, descriptions, irony and witty dialogue is referred to as __________________.
  • 11. 
    Deduction supports a general conclusion by exampling fact or cases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Something known to be true is a fact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    An example is a number fact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A personal view point is considered an opinion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Card Stacking backs up statements or claims to persuade an audience to accept their arguement as valid.  This includes testimony, appeal to experts, facts, stats and scientific data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Name two reasons to study persuasion.
  • 17. 
    Name three ways we get others to accept our point of view.
  • 18. 
    When the writer makes an argument, the reader is aware of what points the enemy will point out.
    • A. 

      Emotional Appeal

    • B. 

      Addressing Counter-arguements

    • C. 

      Card Stacking

  • 19. 
    When the writer only gives the positive side of a product, service, or idea.  The author ignores negative ideas
    • A. 

      Example

    • B. 

      Addressing Counter-arguements

    • C. 

      Card Stacking

  • 20. 
    A portion of something taken to show the whole.
    • A. 

      Example

    • B. 

      Reason

    • C. 

      Tone

  • 21. 
    The attitude of an author toward the subject and theme on the writing
    • A. 

      Example

    • B. 

      Plain Folks

    • C. 

      Tone

  • 22. 
    Identifying the product with common, everyday people and common need, rather than rich, extravagent people.
    • A. 

      Example

    • B. 

      Plain Folks

    • C. 

      Reason

  • 23. 
    The basis for a certain belief.
    • A. 

      Denotation

    • B. 

      Fact

    • C. 

      Reason