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Argument -- Practice

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  • Q1

    Which of the following do argumentative essays use to convince readers?

    Emotional appeals

    Ethical appeals

    Information from other essays

    Evidence and facts

  • Q2

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

    True or False
  • Q3

    Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

    So others will read your argument

    So you are able to take the opposing view

    To make it easy for a friend to argue with you

    To prepare better for your argument

  • Q4

    Sally is writing an argumentative essay in favor of expanded women's rights inthe workplace. Where should she include background information about the topicof women's rights in general?

    In any body paragraph



    Supporting evidence

  • Q5

    What is/are the choice of language and styles used to make a point in an argument?


    Rhetorical devices



  • Q6

    Argument 1: ''99% of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and that it's caused by human activity. There's no need for more research. The evidence is in. The climate is changing, and we need to take action to address it.That's why I support Law X.''

    Argument 2: ''I just don't believe that climate changeis a serious problem, so I don't support Law X. We don't need it. It's addressing a problem that doesn't exist!''

    These two authors disagree about Law X because they disagree about..

    How many scientists agree that climate change is occurring

    None of these answers are correct

    Whether or not climate change is caused by human activities

    Whether a problem exists that needs action

  • Q7

    Argument 1: ''Many studies have proven that vaccinations are safe and effective and protect against dangerous diseases.''

    Argument 2: ''Would you want to look into your child's eye and say you deliberately put her life at risk for no reason by giving her toxic vaccines? Babies are so fragile; can you really imagine it's good for them to fill their tiny bodies with so many chemicals?''

    What is one of the main differences between these two arguments?

    One is about vaccines; the other is about antibiotics

    One is an appeal to emotion; the other is an appeal to facts and evidence

    One is based on historical evidence; the other is based on scientific evidence

    One villainizes parents;  the other villainizes doctors


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