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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Rhetoric and Propaganda Questions

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Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
Which phrase is a clue that a passage is persuasive?
  1. The facts are...
  2. I believe...
  3. The first step is...
  4. We will rock you...
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"Vote for me because I'm the best. I can hit a ball farther than anyone else. I have more friends than everyone else. I'm the best."

The candidate starts off with a joke to get the audience's attention.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
A TV commercial from Coca-Cola is meant to persuade its viewers to buy more Coca-Cola.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"Do you really want to vote for a whiny baby pants like my opponent?"

What technique does the candidate use in his speech?
  1. Showing his positive traits
  2. Comparing himself to others
  3. Calling his opponent names
  4. Stating the facts
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"My opponent doesn't think recess is important. I do."

What technique does the candidate use in his speech?
  1. Showing his positive traits
  2. Comparing himself to others
  3. Stating the facts
  4. Saying what he'll do
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"Let's all work together to make our 5th grade classroom a better place."

The candidate is using the bandwagon technique in her speech.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"Vote for me because I'm honest, responsible, and kind to animals."

What technique does the candidate use in her speech?
  1. Showing her positive traits
  2. Comparing herself to others
  3. Stating the facts
  4. Calling her opponent names
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"In a poll, 50 percent of students said they would like longer recess. You need to vote for a candidate who will give you longer recess."

What technique does the candidate use in his speech?
  1. Showing his positive traits
  2. Comparing himself to others
  3. Stating the facts
  4. Saying what he'll do
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"If I'm elected class president, I will have a party every Friday, make sure their is less homework, and get more recess."

What technique does the candidate use in his speech?
  1. Showing his positive traits
  2. Comparing himself to others
  3. Stating the facts
  4. Saying what he'll do
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda
Can you solve this logic problem?

A teacher is filling out report cards for students and she has the information all mixed up. This is what she knows:

Students: Carrie, Marco, Alyssa, Bailey, Jose
Subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Art
Grades: A+, A, B+, B, C

1. None of the students earned a grade that begins with the first letter of her name.
2. Marco, who doesn't take Art or Social Studies, earned the lowest grade.
3. Jose earned a lower grade in his subject than Carrie earned in English.
4. Neither Bailey nor Alyssa earned a grade in Math.
5. The grade for Art is B.
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda
Can you solve this logic puzzle?

Jorge's sisters (Holly, Mariana, Eliza, and Kiki) all keep diaries. Jorge loves to sneak in and read their diaries. He has tons of secrets on his sisters. Can you figure out which secrets belong to which sister?

Crush: Marco, Jose, Henry, Brandon
Bad Habit: Bites nails, Picks nose, Eats chocolate, Watches scary movies
Secret Wish: To win a million dollars, to drive a racecar, to go to Florida, to get a boyfriend

The entries Jorge read said:

June 5: Need to get a manicure so Jose will notice me. Maybe Mariana will come with.
June 6: Asked Brandon to go to NASCAR race with me. He's a great friend. Can even pick my nose around him.
June 7: Double date with Henry and Eliza. Didn't like scary movie. Hope Jose becomes my boyfriend.
June 8: Marco bought me a box of chocolate, offered some to Holly and Mariana, they she refused. Didn't ask Eliza. She cut out sweets before Spring Break trip to Florida.
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
The candidate says "umm" a lot and speaks very softly.
This is an example of a positive way to give a speech.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
"Vote for me because I'm the best. I can hit a ball farther than anyone else. I have more friends than everyone else. I'm the best."

The candidate tries to get votes by showing how he is better than everyone else.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Rhetoric and Propaganda CCSS: CCRA.SL.6, SL.5.6
Making eye contact and using facial expressions can help a candidate connect with the audience.
  1. True
  2. False
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