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School: California State University Long Beach
Department: Communications
Course: Essentials of Argumentation
Professor: Anthony Cuomo
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: communication
Name: COMM 131 Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: This study guide contains practice problems, similar to the ones that will be on the exam
Uploaded: 02/20/2018
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background image Select the term that best identifies the concept described: (A. Ethos B. Pathos C. Logos)
1.This describes persuasion that happens at the level of “the word”
2. Putting someone in the right state of mind to be receptive to your argument is an example of 
this type of artistic proof. 
3. This describes persuasion that happens at the level of “the passions”
4. When someone is persuaded by the overall quality of your  arguments (and your skill at 
making argument), you have demonstrated this type of persuasive proof. 
5. When George W. Bush tries to soothe and calm his audience after 9/11, he is relying on this 
type of persuasion
6. When Bill Clinton tried to restore his image after his scandalous extramarital affair, he was 
relying on this type of persuasion
7. This describes persuasion that happens at the level of “nature” or “disposition”
8. Reasoned statements that target a listener’s intellect embody this type of persuasive proof
9. Using external sources can help you build this type of persuasive appeal
10. Moving an audience’s soul along the continua describes this type of persuasive proof
Select the term that best identifies the concept described:(A.Impromptu B. extemporaneous C. 
manuscript D. memorized)
11. A mode of delivery in which the speaker delivers a speech from prepared notes
12. Presidential addresses (like Trump’s presidential inaugural address) rely on this mode of 
delivery
13. If you were cold called in class, you would be forced to use this type of delivery
14. Nick’s presentation style in class relies on this mode of delivery. And if you have not figured 
it out yet, Nick is your instructor in the course
15. A speech that is written out word­for­word and then committed to memory exemplifies this 
type of delivery. 
Select the term that best identifies the concept described: (A. Syllogistic fallacies B. formal 
fallacies C. propositional fallacies D. sophistic fallacies)
16. The following is an example of this type of fallacy: “All dogs have fur. Nick has a dog. 
Therefore Nick’s dog has the best hair.”
17. Affirming the consequent, denying the antecedent, and affirming the disjunct are an example
of this type of fallacy. 
18. A hasty generalization is an example of this fallacy
19. These are arguments that sound probable but have errors in logic that lead rational people 
to dangerous decisions
20. These fallacies occur when there is an error in the form the argument takes
Identify which of the four fallacies best describes the logical fallacy at work (A. Begging the 
question B. post hoc C. ad hominem D. pity appeal E. false authority)
21. “God’s existence is necessary, therefore god exists”
background image 22. “My accountant says that in the next 90 days, the president will be impeached, so we should
take this claim seriously.
23. “I think we need to look no further than Trump’s history of business failures to understand 
why he wouldn’t be a good president”
24. “Dr. Dean, TV’s hottest new psychologist, says that facial peels are the fountain of youth. I’m
going to get a chemical appeal”
25. “I have a lot of homework, my dad is sick, I am struggling to adjust to college, so you should 
accept my late essay”
26. “Paranormal activity is real because I have experienced what can only be described as 
paranormal activity”
27. “The only reason everyone eats at the London is because it’s the hottest hotel in Los 
Angeles”
28. “Nick’s class is terrible because he dresses like my grandfather”
29. “You should join the debate team because Nick said so”
Read carefully and choose one best answer
30. Assuming as true that which you are trying to prove best describes this logical fallacy
A. Post hoc (false casualty) B. False authority
C. Begging the question
D. Ad hominem
E. bandwagon
31. This persuasive proof takes many forms, but ultimately tries to persuade the audience by 
some quality of the speaker­­ but especially trustworthiness, dynamism, or goodwill. 
A. Ethos
B. Logos
C. Kairos
D. pathos
32. If I were to use the right argument at the right time, I would be relying on this component of 
persuasive argumentation
A. Ethos
B. Logos
C. Kairos
D. pathos
33. When an arguer uses another person’s credibility as grounds for an argument, it is called
Primary credibility
Secondary credibility
Indirect credibility
Abstract credibility
34. When your credibility is enhanced simply by the high quality of your arguments, it is called
A. Primary credibility
B. Secondary credibility
C. Indirect credibility

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School: California State University Long Beach
Department: Communications
Course: Essentials of Argumentation
Professor: Anthony Cuomo
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: communication
Name: COMM 131 Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: This study guide contains practice problems, similar to the ones that will be on the exam
Uploaded: 02/20/2018
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