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grammer exercise 2 - Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz I (See...

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Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz I (See related pages) Results Reporter Out of 3 questions, you answered 3 correctly with a final grade of 100% 3 correct (100%) 0 incorrect (0%) 0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . 1 CORRECT An argument's logical force can be effectively enhanced by the use of rhetoric. A) True B) False Feedback: Only emotive force can be effectively enhanced by rhetoric.
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2 CORRECT An argument's persuasive force can be effectively enhanced by the use of rhetoric. A) True B) False Feedback: Although the logic of an argument is unaffected by rhetoric, rhetoric slants the focus of, and the emotional response to, the content of the argument. The psychological force of what is being asserted is strongly influenced by how things are presented, or slanted. 3 CORRECT It is fair to say that euphemisms can sometimes be helpful and constructive. A) True B) False Feedback: It is sometimes compassionate to use a euphemism when addressing the bereaved. An example: using passed-away , instead of "He sure became road kill in that car crash". As long as one is not intending to deceive, it seems an ethical thing to do to couch one's terms in softer wording--euphemisms. Persuasion via Rhetoric Quiz II (See related pages) Results Reporter Out of 23 questions, you answered 23 correctly with a final grade of 100% 23 correct (100%) 0 incorrect (0%)
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0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . 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. 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
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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. 3
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