Argumentative Quiz Flashcards


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English final exam study guide for Composition and Rhetoric
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1

Why is it important to address opposing point of views within your argumentative essay?

because you should deal with the whole argument, not just half

2

Which of the following statements is an appropriate claim for a brief argument project?

Many governments pay young college graduates from English-speaking countries a salary and expenses to come live in their country for a year and teach English.

3

Including ONLY the part of a quotation that supports your point makes your argument _____.

unconvincing

4

What is wrong with the argument in the passage below?

New York City's stop-and-frisk policy should be retained because it has been extremely useful in fighting crime. Under this policy, police can stop a person and frisk him or her if they merely suspect the person might have been involved in a crime. Since the policy was instituted, the crime rate has fallen precipitously—according to the official New York Police Department crime statistics, the overall drop is more than 80 percent.

It assumes that the police policy was the cause of the drop in crime.

5

Which of the following statements is an example of numerical data used as evidence?

One of our employees has been unable to purchase health insurance in the past but will now be able to afford it.

6

Which of the following is an appropriate claim for a brief argument project?

Collars that deliver electrical shocks to the neck of a dog are a cruel and unnecessary form of training; therefore, they should be banned for use by the general public.

7

The following excerpt is from an argument project. Choose the sentence that expresses a debatable claim.

Because whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, we should eat them. Things have changed since the 1990s. Back then, people were warned to avoid "carbs" if they wanted to maintain a healthy weight. Today, most nutritionists believe that whole, unrefined grains are one of the keys to a balanced and healthy diet.

Because whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, we should eat them.

8

Facts and data that support reasons in an argumentative essay are called _____.

evidence

9

What is the purpose of persuasive writing?

To tell a story

10

Which of the following statements is an example of expert testimony used as evidence?

A massive derailment in North Dakota ignited the train's contents and sent a fireball 100 feet into the air.