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Unformatted text preview: COM 318: PRACTICE EXAM KEY Fall 2006 Exam #4 Name: KEY Student I.D.:___________________________ Choose the BEST answer: 1. When promoting the war, President Bush noted that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq. After inspectors were unable to find weapons of mass destruction, Bush claimed that Iraq had weapon "programs." Bushs use of the term programs serves what verbal tactic purpose? a. Capturing attention b. Framing how we see people, places, things, actions* c. Appealing to the people d. Reducing a complex problem or situation to its simplest elements e. Dodging the issue 2. The use of programs noted in the previous question illustrates what specific verbal tactic? a. Jargon b. Strategic ambiguity* c. Labels and qualifiers d. Euphemism e. Differentiation 3. When helping her office mate with his computer, Abby notes that Chuck is having issues with his Graphical User Interface (GUI). Abbys use of the term Graphical User Interface is an example of specific verbal tactic? a. Jargon* b. Strategic ambiguity c. Labels and qualifiers d. Euphemism e. Differentiation 4. When discussing the outcome of forcing a U.S. plug (type A or B) into an English electrical socket (Type C), Marla notes that one may experience a Substantive negative outcome instead of stating that one may be electrocuted. Marlas use of the term substantive negative outcome is an example of specific verbal tactic? a. Strategic ambiguity b. Labels and qualifiers c. Euphemism* d. Differentiation e. Imagery 1 5. On an Australian tourism website, the coral reef is described as a maze of rocky ridges, canyons, sandy patches and the place is strewn with coral and sponge-covered boulders. The Australian tourism website uses what specific verbal tactic? a. Strategic ambiguity b. Labels and qualifiers c. Euphemism d. Differentiation e. Imagery* 6. In their efforts to help people considering economic globalization, Labor organization Naledi uses the phrase Think global, Act local. The phrase Think global, Act local serves what verbal tactic purpose? a. Capturing attention b. Framing how we see people, places, things, actions c. Appealing to the people d. Reducing a complex problem or situation to its simplest elements* e. Dodging the issue 7. The phrase Think global, Act local is an example of specific verbal tactic? a. Ad populum b. Bandwagon c. Plain folks d. Thin entering wedge e. Tabloid thinking* 8. For his political campaign in Indiana, Mitch Daniels used the campaign slogan My Man Mitch. Mitch Daniels slogan illustrates what specific verbal tactic? a. Ad populum b. Bandwagon c. Plain folks* d. Thin entering wedge e. Tabloid thinking 9. When in an argument with his wife, Frank argues, If you didnt want me to read your email you should have cleared your passwords. Franks argument serves what verbal tactic purpose?...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COM 318 taught by Professor Stewart during the Fall '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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