Personality Development Rhetoric Quiz

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Personality Development Rhetoric Quiz

This quiz is to help you determine whether your studying has helped you fully understand the rhetoric and whether there are some elements you still don't understand. This quiz doesn't apply concepts but helps the taker memorize concepts and definitions tied into rhetoric.  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Rhetoric?
    • A. 

      Strategic use of language to create intended effect on an audience

    • B. 

      Using emotional appeal to change the mind of the audience

    • C. 

      A deceiving way of making the audience believe anything through logos, ethos, pathos

    • D. 

      Changing the message of a argument by having a charismatic speaker

  • 2. 
    Who is the founder of the rhetoric?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Socrates

    • D. 

      Kaity Brown

  • 3. 
    Who was the inspiration of the founder?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Socrates

    • D. 

      Kaity Brown

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT an element of rhetoric?
    • A. 

      Claims

    • B. 

      Warrants

    • C. 

      Types of Audiences

    • D. 

      Rebuttal

  • 5. 
    What is meant by the term "Qualifiers"?
    • A. 

      Statistics

    • B. 

      Facts

    • C. 

      Adjectives to explain concepts

    • D. 

      The quality of the argument

  • 6. 
    Rhetoric is used for:
    • A. 

      Speech analysis

    • B. 

      Writing analysis

    • C. 

      Argument Analysis

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Why is the rebuttal important for the author to take into consideration?
    • A. 

      It can be used to ridicule others arguments

    • B. 

      It can make the argument more credible when addressed showing that the author is prepared and knowledgeable

    • C. 

      Can further proove the point of the author

    • D. 

      It should not be taken into consideration

  • 8. 
    What is a warrant?
    • A. 

      Assumption or principle

    • B. 

      Rebuttal

    • C. 

      Reffering to a source

    • D. 

      Support and evidence

  • 9. 
    What are the three basic rhetorical strategies?
    • A. 

      Truth, evidence and audience

    • B. 

      Logos, Ethos and Pathos

    • C. 

      Emotional appeal, audience participation and logos

    • D. 

      Logos, Pathos, exingency

  • 10. 
    What is Logos?
    • A. 

      Logical strategy

    • B. 

      Emotional Strategy

    • C. 

      Written argument

    • D. 

      Credible Strategy

  • 11. 
    What is Pathos?
    • A. 

      Logical strategy

    • B. 

      Emotional strategy

    • C. 

      Ethical Strategy

    • D. 

      Credible Strategy

  • 12. 
    What is Ethos?
    • A. 

      Logical strategy

    • B. 

      Emotional strategy

    • C. 

      Ethical strategy

    • D. 

      Credible strategy

  • 13. 
    What do the strategies have in common?
    • A. 

      All use emotional appeal

    • B. 

      All use logic

    • C. 

      None require sound logic

    • D. 

      All strive for credibility and good delivery of message

  • 14. 
    Which of these strategies is concerned over what is ethical?
    • A. 

      Ethos - because of author's authority

    • B. 

      Pathos - because it can be unethical to toy with people's emotions

    • C. 

      Logos - ethical use of information

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    How do the strategies work together?
    • A. 

      All are needed for rhetorical analysis

    • B. 

      Pathos compliments ethos and logos

    • C. 

      The theories rarely work together

    • D. 

      Only two theories should be used at one time

  • 16. 
    Which of the following in NOT a variable of rhetoric?
    • A. 

      Author's values

    • B. 

      Character

    • C. 

      Exigency

    • D. 

      Qualifiers

  • 17. 
    Why is language important in rhetoric?
    • A. 

      It gives the argument a certain feeling and style

    • B. 

      Explains concepts

    • C. 

      Credibility

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What elements should be taken into consideration with regards to author?
    • A. 

      Religion, nationality and background

    • B. 

      Position, motivation, values and expertise

    • C. 

      Background, area of study and sources

    • D. 

      Ethos, Pathos and Logos

  • 19. 
    What is meant by constraints? 
    • A. 

      Aspects that do not apply

    • B. 

      Aspects that cause limitations and issues

    • C. 

      Aspects that hinder communication of argument

    • D. 

      Aspects that define rhetoric

  • 20. 
    What are the types of audiences?
    • A. 

      Agressive and Passive

    • B. 

      Engaged and unengaged

    • C. 

      Neutral, friendly, indifferent and hostile

    • D. 

      All of the above