Essay on Father: Causality and Persuasive Speech

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True-False Questions

1. T F Study of the methods of persuasion began with communication researchers early in the twentieth century.
2. T F What many teachers refer to as source credibility was called ethos by Aristotle.
3. T F Competence and character are the most important factors affecting a speaker’s credibility.
4. T F Education and status are the most important factors affecting a speaker’s credibility.
5. T F The more favorably listeners view a speaker’s competence and character, the more likely they are to accept what the speaker says.
6. T F The credibility of a speaker before she or he starts to speak is called derived credibility.
7. T F The credibility of a speaker before she or
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34. T F When reasoning from specific instances in a persuasive speech, you need to make sure your sample of specific instances is large enough to justify your conclusion.
35. T F A persuasive speaker who argues that capital punishment should be outlawed because it violates the constitutional principle banning cruel and unusual punishment is reasoning from specific instances.
36. T F A persuasive speaker who contends that America’s older bridges are becoming unsafe because several bridges have collapsed in recent years is reasoning from specific instances.
37. T F When you reason from principle in a speech, you move from a specific principle to a general conclusion.
38. T F Reasoning from principle moves from a general principle to a specific conclusion.
39. T F Because it moves from a general principle to a specific conclusion, reasoning from principle is the opposite of reasoning from specific instances.
40. T F The following statement is an example of reasoning from principle: “Places such as Singapore that allow caning and other forms of corporal punishment have exceedingly low crime rates. If caning were used in the United States, the U.S. would have lower crime rates as well.”
41. T F When you use causal reasoning in a persuasive speech, you seek to establish the relationship between a general principle and a specific conclusion.
42. T F The following is an example of reasoning from principle: “All infringements on the right of free

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