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Rhetoric: For Intellectuals
Varied Liberal Arts
"Every one of us has engaged in rhetorical discourse at some stage of our lives. How much about rhetoric do you really know? Take this brief but provocative quiz that will be sure to engage your mind."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Rhetoric is best described as what?
The study of the use of language to produce a desired effect
An allegorical term describing prose
The study of syntax
Discourse meant for personal analysis only
Logos, ethos and pathos are examples of what?
Types of appeals
Light, eternity and paternity
Types of rhetorical questions
The following argument uses what type of appeal, "I want you to look at the defendant and feel the horrible pain his victims must have felt as he robbed them of their innocence. The emotion is too great for words. You must look into your hearts and return with a guilty verdict."
A rhetorical question is best described as which of the following?
A catalyst for interpersonal communication
A question relating to philosophical ideologies
A whimsical, light-hearted request
A question that needs no answer
Rhetoric formally began in the 17th century.
When doing a rhetorical criticism, Richard Nixon's "Resignation Speech" would best fit under what methodology?
Fantasy Theme Anaylsis
Kenneth Burke is best known for what method of rhetorical criticism?
Fantasy Theme Analysis
Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech is an example of a type of discourse.
Who is credited for creating the pentad in rhetorical discourse?
Ontology is the study that deals with the nature of being.
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