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1. Which of the following is not a part of Burke’s pentad?
A. actor
2. The means used to accomplish a rhetorical event is
D. agency
process of designating an external enemy as the source of all our ills
A. victimage.
4. The word a speaker uses to sum up all that is bad, wrong, or evil is a(n)
C. devil term.
5. Burke’s term for identification, the shared common ground of two individuals, is
C. consubstantiation.
6. A term describing a person’s physical characteristics, talents, occupation, background, personality, and values is
B. substance.
7. The ultimate motivation for all public speaking is to
B. purge ourselves of guilt.
8. In performing a Burkean analysis of President Bush’s addresses, I conclude that Bush is a master at stirring up idealism and the American dream. My friend Wesley, also a rhetorical critic, concluded instead that Bush tends to emphasis pragmaticism and is “too practical” a speaker. Using Burke’s pentad, what’s the right answer?
D. Both are right: Rhetorical criticism doesn’t suggest a singular “right” answer.
9. A speech characterized by the mind-set of pragmatism will emphasize
C. agency
Burke’s theory has been criticized because
D. both B and C