Rhetorical Précis Quiz

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Rhetorical Précis Quiz
Ms. Cadwell
English 9
1.
• What is an argument?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Claim
Evidence
Statistics
Proof
2.
• An argument presented by an author is
supported by evidence, such as statistics and
facts.
A. True
B. False
3.
• What is a rhetorical précis?
A. It is a kind of summary of a writer’s or speaker’s
argument and evidence…an abstract of someone
else’s work.
B. It is your explanation of how you understand the
argument.
C. It is usually a single paragraph that contains four
sentences or points.
D. All of the above
4.
• How many paragraphs and sentences is a
typical rhetorical précis?
A.
B.
C.
D.
1 paragraph containing 9 sentences.
2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each.
1 paragraph containing 4 sentences.
1 paragraph with as many sentences as needed.
5.
• What information must be included in the first
sentence of a rhetorical précis?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The subject
The title and the author’s name.
Your opinion of the author.
Your purpose for writing the précis.
6.
• To write a rhetorical précis, you must be able
to identify the author’s claim in a text.
A. True
B. False
7.
• You do not have to include evidence for the
author’s claim in a rhetorical précis.
A. True
B. False

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