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Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz II

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Author Name: Moore Site Name: Critical Thinking Chapter: Chapter 4 Quiz: Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz II Student Name: Brett Grumm Student eMail Address: [email protected] Section ID: AAAA0P9J75 Results Reporter Out of 23 questions, you answered 22 correctly with a final grade of 96% 22 correct (96%) 1 incorrect (4%) 0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . 
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    1 CORRECT Which of the following descriptions best captures the difference between a euphemism and a  dysphemism? A)A dysphemism is employed to create a negative effect on a reader's attitude and a euphemism  is employed to create a positive effect on a reader's attitude. B)A dysphemism is a form of rhetoric but a euphemism is not. C)A euphemism is employed to create a negative effect on a reader's attitude and a dysphemism  is employed to create a positive effect on a reader's attitude. D)A euphemism is a form of rhetoric but a dysphemism is not. Feedback: Most of the things we say convey a positive or negative spin because we generally  attach positive or negative values to the issues we talk about. Rarely there are the 'Mr. Spock  types' who pride themselves on riding their language of emotive value. So, euphemisms and  dysphemisms abound. Choose the type of rhetorical device below that best fits the following description.  
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2 CORRECT This rhetorical device is a thought or image about a group of people based upon little or no  evidence. A)Loaded question B)Downplayer C)Hyperbole D)Horse laugh E)Proof Surrogate F)Euphemism G)Weaseler H)Stereotype I)Innuendo J)Dysphemism Feedback: Whether it is being used in a compliment or an insult, stereotypes are not accurate  representations of reality.  
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3 CORRECT This rhetorical device allows someone to insinuate something deprecatory about someone or  something without actually saying it. A)Loaded question B)Downplayer C)Hyperbole D)Horse laugh E)Proof Surrogate F)Euphemism G)Weaseler H)Stereotype I)Innuendo J)Dysphemism Feedback: A person who does not make an insulting claim directly is not innocent if he asserts  it through innuendo.  
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4 CORRECT This rhetorical device is phrased as a question that rests upon one or more unwarranted or  unjustified assumptions. A)Loaded question B)Downplayer C)Hyperbole D)Horse laugh E)Proof Surrogate F)Euphemism G)Weaseler H)Stereotype I)Innuendo J)Dysphemism Feedback: The age-old loaded question, "When did you stop beating your wife?" rests on the  assumption that the questioned has beaten his wife in the past. Notice that if this is not true, 
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