Speaking and Listening: Evaluating a Speaker Quiz

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Kayla is taking notes as her classmate speaks about the school’s dress code. Which is the best way for Kayla to take clear and effective notes without missing what the speaker is saying?
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use a shorthand version of writing
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Read the excerpt from President Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message to Congress.” It is a war against all nations. American ships have been sunk, American lives taken, in ways which it has stirred us very deeply to learn of, but the ships and people of other neutral and friendly nations have been sunk and overwhelmed in the waters in the same way. There has been no discrimination. Which emotion is President Wilson most likely trying to evoke in his listeners?
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sadness
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Read the excerpt from President Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message to Congress.” It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars. Based on the excerpt, what can be said about President’s Wilson’s character?
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He has pride in the nation’s people.
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Miguel is taking notes of the mayor’s speech. As he is taking notes, Miguel should
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jot down main points and supporting details.
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Read the sentences. Fellow students, I know I will be a wonderful class president because I truly care about all of you, and I want this school to be the best place that it can possibly be. I am open and willing to listen, and do whatever I need to do to help all of you. In these sentences, the speaker is appealing to
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pathos, an appeal based on emotion.
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Read the sentence. As president of the Student Council for two years now, I think that it is time we try to establish a better system for spending our funds. What kind of appeal is the speaker using in this sentence?
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ethos, an appeal based on the speaker’s character
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Which excerpt from paragraphs 1 to 3 of Wilson’s “War Message to Congress” appeals most to the audience’s emotions?
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American ships have been sunk, American lives taken, in ways which it has stirred us very deeply to learn of . . .
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Read the excerpt from President Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message to Congress.” We have no quarrel with the German people. We have no feeling towards them but one of sympathy and friendship. Which is the best reason why President Wilson uses the word “we”?
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It is effective because it makes listeners feel unified.
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Read the excerpt from President Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message to Congress.” I have called the Congress into extraordinary session because there are serious, very serious, choices of policy to be made, and made immediately, which it was neither right nor constitutionally permissible that I should assume the responsibility of making. Which best explains why President Wilson chooses the word “extraordinary”?
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He is trying to call attention to the issue.
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Read the sentence. After going over the attendance data, I have learned that twenty percent of our students are calling in sick every day, and it would be good to do something to stop this problem. Which appeal is the speaker using in the sentence?
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logos, an appeal based on logic and reason

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