Speeches Test Review

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Speeches Test Review

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Rhetorical Devices

1. Which of the following is an example of parallelism?

I.

“Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms, and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.” II.

III.

“I rode on the plane up today with Mike Krzyzewski, my good friend.” “This swealtering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.”

a.

b.

I only II and III only c.

d.

I and III only I, II, and III

Rhetorical Devices

2.

When a speaker references God, they are appealing to which of the following fallacies?

a.

b.

c.

d.

Pathos False dilemma Logos Ethos

a.

b.

c.

d.

Rhetorical Devices

3.

Which of the following is an example of juxtaposition? I.

“It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” II.

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” III.

“…have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.” I only II and III only III only I, II, and III

Rhetorical Devices

4.

To discover the speaker’s attitude towards their subject (tone), you analyze. . . a.

b.

c.

d.

The use of rhetorical devices Diction Length of sentences Allusion

5.

a.

b.

c.

d.

Rhetorical Devices

Which of the following is an example of pathos?

I.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” II.

“…as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.” III.

“Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever. I only II and III only I and III only I, II, and III

a.

b.

c.

d.

Gettysburg Address

1.

The reference of “all men are created equal” is employing which type of rhetorical device?

Logos Allusion Pathos Antithesis

Gettysburg Address

2.

The contrast of ideas in the following can best be described as. . . “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” a.

b.

Black and White Life and Death c.

d.

Words and Deeds Youth and Old Age

Gettysburg Address

3. The tone of the address can be described by all of the following EXCEPT a.

b.

Optimistic Respectful c.

d.

Serious Bombastic

Ain’t I a Woman

1.

The personal experiences Truth describes in paragraph 2 help to… a.

b.

c.

d.

Defend an argument Challenge an argument Appeal to pathos Employ antithesis

Ain’t I a Woman

2.

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone…” This is an example of… a.

b.

c.

d.

Juxtaposition Logos Ethos Parallelism

Ain’t I a Woman

3.

The tone of this speech can best be described as a.

b.

c.

d.

Confident and Passionate Bold and Defensive Angry and Cynical Intrepid and Uncertain

a.

b.

c.

d.

Valvano’s ESPY Speech

1.

Which of the following can be considered as Valvano’s purpose in his ESPY speech?

I.

Inspiring people to live in the moment II.

opportunity research I only III.

Urging people to seize every Asking people to donate for cancer I and II only III only I, II, and III

Valvano’s ESPY Speech

2.

“I can’t tell you what an honor it is, to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe.” This is an example of… a.

b.

c.

d.

Pathos Ethos Allusion Imagery

Valvano’s ESPY Speech

3.

“…if I told you it’s ten times the amount that goes in for cancer research. I also told you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. I also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease…” This is an example of… a.

b.

c.

d.

Logos Ethos Pathos Parallelism

“I Have a Dream”

1.

The tone of the speech can best be described as… a.

b.

c.

d.

Apologetic and Suggestive Passionate and Cynical Exhortative and Pleading Informative and Impassioned

“I Have a Dream”

2.

“But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty…” King’s repetition of “one hundred years later” serves to a.

b.

c.

d.

Enrage the president Emphasize years of struggle for African Americans Appeal to ethos Juxtapose slavery and freedom

“I Have a Dream”

3.

“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation…” King’s repetition of “now is the time” serves what effect?

a. To emphasis the deplorable nature of segregation b.

To create a feeling of sorrow in the people c.

d.

Comic relief To create a sense of urgency in the people

JFK’s Inaugural Address

1.

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” Kennedy’s quote can best be paraphrased as… a.

b.

America will do whatever necessary to ensure human rights in nations all across the globe. America will remain peaceful with our enemies as long as they do not provoke us.

c.

d.

America will eradicate Communism America is searching for new allies and declaring war on old enemies.

JFK’s Inaugural Address

2.

“For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.” Which rhetorical device is Kennedy employing?

a.

b.

c.

d.

Allusion Logos Parallelism Antithesis

JFK’s Inaugural Address

3.

“…those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.” Which rhetorical device is Kennedy employing?

a.

b.

c.

d.

Parallelism Logos Metaphor Ethos

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