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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. What course of action should we take as a government - nation - country - or culture?






2. Propaganda is a systematic way of spreading beliefs through a combination of facts - opinions disguised as facts - and repetition. Sometimes there is also some stretching of the truth. When you read - decide whether the author is trying to persuade y






3. Is it moral - right - wrong - ethical - pretty - ugly?






4. The generally held opinion held prior to the debate






5. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






6. The process of selecting - organizing - and interpreting our experiences






7. An author may write with bias - an unfair fondness or dislike for something. For example - suppose an author believes that the government should be tougher on teen crime. If the author wrote an article about teenage crime - his/her bias would most li






8. What's my message? - Who's my audience? - How should I adapt my message to my specific audience? - What's my rhetorical strategy? - What's my goal?






9. What is the best or most accurate definition?






10. The dictionary definition of a word






11. Assumes that the premise is not ideal - but a wiser choice than the opponent's






12. An ethical appeal that establishes the speaker's or writer's credibility and trustworthiness






13. Questioning or proving the existence or actuality of some event - action - thing - person






14. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






15. Narrative (story) - anecdotal (brieft tale or story that lends itself to but does not prove a conclusion) - participation - demonstation - performance - testimonial (eyewitness - expert - authority - celebrity)






16. An argument whose conclusion does not follow from its premise






17. The ability to make a 'rational' link between your claim and evidence - which helps the audience consent to your argument






18. Assumes because one thing is allowed - worse things will occur after






19. Claims attack the person and not the issue






20. Advertisers ask rhetorical questions or make statments so that consumers associate certain ideas and emotions with their products - on't you want the best protection you can get with your deoderant? - Wouldn't you love a Sunway Airlines Vacation?






21. A false argument; an argument that appears to be logical - but in fact is not logical






22. The study of persuasion and its ways and means - the science of discourse - well-crafted communication that helps your achieve your persona - social - and/or political goals






23. Advertisers try to make their products stand out by focusing on a single element that is found only in their product - hoping that consumers will think this means their product is better - he only breathmint that has retsyn - There's nothing else lik






24. Advertisers intentionally do not finish a comparison - Our Candy is Sweetest - The safer car for your family






25. An expressed opinion - statement - or point of view






26. Evidence supporting the team's position or used to denigrate or defeat the opposing view






27. When you read a nonfiction passage - you must decide what information is important and what is not. What you must remember is the essential information. Essential information is necessary to understand a passage. This includes the main idea and the s






28. control the frame: how we see and understand the argument - good use of language: be aware of the language - be aware of the question and answer: try to be on offense instead of defense - think about your presentation style






29. Ordinary people sell a message. You are to believe that because these people are like you - they can be trusted.






30. Facts - figures - numbers - graphs - charts - polls - surveys






31. This technique wants you to associate the good feelings created in the ad with the product - Because you deserve it - We want you to have the best.






32. Sequential relationship is misinterpreted as causal (this caused that)






33. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






34. When you assume that the audience will automatically supply and accept an unspoken premise; construct an argument that does not explicitly state all the premises because you know the audience members will fill in those premises on their own.






35. The affirmative or positive side is proposing a (new) position or resolution. Therefore it falls to this side to show evidence for that position






36. A statement that cannot be proved true. It is something that someone/author thinks - believes - feels. Some clue words associated with opinions are; think. appears - feel - believes. seems.






37. The business technique that uses narration and storytelling to evoke a particular experience of a product - person - company. Also used to promote particular lifestyles. By consuming this bran - you participate within this lifestyle - e.g. Starbucks-






38. A logical appeal or an appeal to reason (facts - statistics - and expert testimony)






39. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






40. A concept whose truth can be proved/ a statement that can proved true - E.g. See if You can Reduce Your Debt Payments up to 50% or more with a Free Financial Evaluation!- FREE SHIPPING & 3 FREE Gifts with your order of $55 or more!!!






41. Assumes a statement's conclusion is true without any sufficient evidence






42. Advertisers make it seem that the product is so new that you will be the first on the block to have it - The motor car is the magic carpet of modern times - Something new for the boys






43. A discussion adhering to parliamentary rules of proposition between two opposing sides






44. Facts - conditions - statements - beliefs or views that others can observe and potentially agree with






45. Advertisers sometimes use words or phrases that seem significant - but on closer inspection they are actually meaningless - e.g. 'Leaves dishes virtually spotless.' We have seen so many ad claims that we have learned to tune out weasels. You are sup






46. Improve our ability to argue for our views and perspectives - Improve our ability to provide counter-arguments to other people's arguments - Improve our ability to assess the legitimacy of arguments in general.






47. Takes as evidence what it claims to prove






48. An argument based on two premises and a conclusion that is logically true - E.g. vegetarian do not eat meat - I am a vegetarian - Therefore - I do not eat meat






49. A fact that may be used to infer another fact






50. Persuading by making people feel as though they are one of the elite if they are using a particular product or thinking a certain way