Argument Quiz

Question 1 of 12

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According to the book, what is "persuasion" really?

Select one of the following:

  • Getting people to agree that your view is the correct one.

  • Getting people to agree that your opponent's view is the wrong one.

  • Getting your audience to see why your own position is one they should take seriously.

  • None of the above.

Question 2 of 12

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What is, beyond anything else, absolutely necessary when constructing an argumentative essay? The one thing that an argumentative essay needs to remain an argumentative essay?

Select one of the following:

  • A strong amount of evidence to back up a claim

  • An explicit position that YOU take regarding an issue

  • A noteworthy counterargument

  • A credible news site that's debated your side of an argument

Question 3 of 12

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What does an audience need to understand in regards to YOUR stance on an issue?

Select one of the following:

  • The best news sites that cover the argument

  • Credible figureheads on both sides of an issue

  • Why your stance on an issue should matter to the audience

  • The religious reasons surrounding a particular stance

Question 4 of 12

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In regards to the way you speak about your stance on something, how should you sound in your essay?

Select one of the following:

  • Meek and unsure of the credibility behind your stance

  • Confident and authoritative

  • Cynical and sarcastic

  • Arrogant

Question 5 of 12

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Regarding an argument itself, what's something special you need to pay attention to?

Select one of the following:

  • The history behind the argument

  • Where the argument itself is coming from

  • The amount of people investigating the views behind an argument

  • The country an argument concerns

Question 6 of 12

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What do you need to consider when constructing an argument, at least in terms of the "why it matters?"

Select one of the following:

  • Who's defending what side?

  • Who's debating it?

  • What exactly is at stake?

  • Why is the argument even being considered?

Question 7 of 12

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Rhetoricians in Rome came up with something called "Stasis Theory." Which of the following questions fall into what "Stasis Theory" means?

Select one of the following:

  • Who's debating both sides of the argument?

  • What's the most popular argument?

  • How can the issue be defined?

  • What's the most logic-based viewpoint?

Question 8 of 12

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Why does it matter how your argument appeals to an audience, and can be considered a logical, emotional, or ethical appeal, at least in terms of making yourself sound credible?

Select one of the following:

  • All three types of appeals cover different audiences.

  • All three appeals have varying levels of credibility attached to them.

  • All three types of appeals have different types of sources that would best benefit them.

  • None of the above.

Question 9 of 12

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When comparing or contrasting, what is the "block" method used for?

Select one of the following:

  • Presenting the subjects in an argument one at a time.

  • Discussing your subjects in an argument together, but dividing up the points in each one.

  • Explaining your subjects in a paragraph by paragraph format, like in blocks.

  • Using a laser pointer?

Question 10 of 12

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When comparing or contrasting, what is the "point-by-point" method used for?

Select one of the following:

  • Discussing your subjects in an argument together, but dividing up the points in each one.

  • Presenting the subjects in an argument one at a time.

  • Using a laser pointer!

  • Explaining your subjects in bullet-point form.

Question 11 of 12

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This is a passage in the book. Without looking, what is this passage considered to be?
"Personally I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy for definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control."

Select one of the following:

  • Example

  • Description

  • Definition

  • Analysis

Question 12 of 12

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What's a type of strategy for arguing that works incredibly effectively, due to its nature as something that can be replicated easily in any creative medium?

Select one of the following:

  • Humor

  • Classification

  • Compare/Contrast

  • Reiteration

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Argument Quiz

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Based on Bullock et al chapters 33, “Arguing”, and 10, “Arguing a Position”. Four questions from each chapter.

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