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Common Core Standard RI.11-12.8 Questions

Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).

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Grade 11 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8
All of the following statements are true EXCEPT:
  1. Opinions are often loaded with emotion.
  2. Opinions are never found along with statements of fact.
  3. Opinions often contain value words.
  4. Opinions are not objective.
Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8
Grade 11 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8
All of the following statements about a fact are true EXCEPT:
  1. A fact can be proved or demonstrated to be true.
  2. A fact can be observed in practice or operation.
  3. A fact can be verified by witnesses, manuscripts, or documents.
  4. A fact contains qualifying words such as seems, appears, or possibly.
Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8
Consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses.
  1. asyndeton
  2. polysyndeton
  3. anaphora
  4. chiasmus
  5. synchesis
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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What is the main audience for this passage?
  1. teenagers hoping to work at amusement parks
  2. employers who run amusement parks and other recreational businesses
  3. parents of teenagers working in the recreation business
  4. amusement parks and recreational businesses owned by families
Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Which detail would make the passage more thorough?
  1. More statistics on human trafficking
  2. Pictures of human traffickers
  3. Quotes from teens involved in human trafficking
  4. Ways to help prevent/stop human trafficking
Grade 11 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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How could the author best strengthen the effectiveness of his argument?
  1. Include a few jokes in the paragraph
  2. Describe a particular situation that becomes funny when emotion is removed
  3. Add a quote from a psychologist who has studied the benefits of laughter
  4. Explain ways to remove yourself from the emotions of a situation
Grade 11 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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What should the author add to support the argument?
  1. Ways to reduce the percentage of teens who drink
  2. Additional statistics on teen drinking
  3. A discussion of court cases involving teen drinking
  4. Specific state laws related to legal drinking age
Grade 11 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Grade 12 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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By saying he has sinned, Clinton appeals to...
  1. Ethos
  2. Pathos
  3. Logos
  4. Christians
Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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When listing the specific grievances, what strategy do the authors use to make the list more powerful?
  1. Specific examples of the king's actions
  2. Repetition of the words "he has" accompanied by a past-tense verb
  3. Using negative language to describe the king
  4. Calling the king names
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Grade 12 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.11-12.8

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Which mode of persuasion does JFK use to make his point?
  1. Ethos
  2. Pathos
  3. Logos
  4. None of the above
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