Rhetoric Exam #1 Mock Questions

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Alexandra Millrood COMM 3300 10/4/10 Delgadillo, E. Rhetoric “Practice” Exam #1 Part I: Multiple-choice questions 1.) What qualities differentiated ancient Greece from other cultures and traditions? A. Chaotic, disorganized and lazy B. Highly confrontational, competitive, democratic C. Private, discriminatory, and uneducated D. Traditional and fair E. Quiet and leisurely 2.) According to Aristotle’s species of oratory what is the ‘time’ for a lawyer testifying in a court of law? A. Demonstrative B. Deliberative C. Contemporary D . Epideictic E. Judicial 3.) Which example best supports Billig’s idea of “the two- sidedness of human thinking”? A. To one person the sun could be blistering hot and to another, not so much. B . Sally and Joe both dislike hot peppers but their kids love them. C. One person wants to wear red and the other wants to blue.
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D. The speech was long but the audience applauded loudly. E. The sky is blue but the air is cold. 4.) According to Poulako’s rhetoric is that of: A. Appeal, which seeks to capture the true credibility of a speaker. B. Art, and focuses on the how, when, and what of expression. C. Logic, where words are the key tool for persuasion D. Emotion E. True virtue 5.) Which of the following would Gorgias be LEAST likely to encourage? A. Speech can make unclear things true. B. Speech can make unclear things true. C. Speech can get an audience to think twice. D. Speech most not take into account time and formal structure. E. Certain situations demand a response with effective language. 6.) Isocrates mention of “antidosis” or exchange is appropriate to the development of his argument because it shows: A. The power of speech and persuasion has greatly aided humankind. B . People lack clarity and eloquence. C. Man is the measure of all things. D . There is no reality of it self, but only reality as it appears to us. E. Virtue cannot be taught; relativism and skepticism are inevitable. 7.) Which of the following is TRUE about Aspasia and her
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