PHL 320 Week 4 Apply: Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies


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PHL 320 Week 4 Apply: Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies
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Complete˙the ?Rhetorical Strategies and Fallacies? homework assignment in Connect?.

Note: You have only 1 attempt available to complete assignments. Grades must be transferred manually to eCampus by your instructor. Don?t worry; this might happen after your due date.


Bobby may be a good bookkeeper?.

Select a statement about Bobby that uses innuendo.

Multiple Choice

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But he has worked hard to get where he is at.


But he has a good staff to help him out.


But you would expect that from someone who majored in accounting like he did.


But you?ll notice he has a ton of bills.

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If the Superintendent is so committed to increasing the scores in public school?.

Select a statement about the Superintendent that uses the loaded questions strategy.

Multiple Choice


Why are so many students failing and teachers resigning?

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Shouldn?t we do something nice for him?
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Why do we need to consider replacing him?


Why don?t people notice?

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Select a statement about college students that uses hyperbole.

Multiple Choice


College students are too idealistic and don?t know what it?s like in the real world.

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If college students are so poor, why are they always riding around on fancy bikes and scooters?

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While many students start college, not all will graduate.

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All college students will graduate.


I simply won?t go into that department store?.

Select a statement that uses stereotype.

Multiple Choice

It?s full of snobbish people who disguise their happiness with designer handbags and shoes.

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It is way too far from where I live anyway.


They have poor customer service.

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It never carries the clothes I like.


Sally had a hamburger for dinner and does not feel well.

Which of the following statements would result in the post hoc ergo propter hoc rhetorical fallacy?

Multiple Choice


It was the hamburger that made her not feel well.

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She should not have eaten dinner.

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Sally is overreacting because her hamburger was overcooked.

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There must be a flu bug going around.

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Brianna is the top-performing cheerleader and captain of the cheer team.

Which of the following statements would result in the ad hominem rhetorical fallacy?

Multiple Choice

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She is the real reason the team is so good.

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However, we know she, like all cheerleaders, was selected because of her good looks.

She has natural talent that most of the rest of the team don?t.

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She must spend a lot of time practicing to be so good.

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I received a bonus within my first six weeks on the job.

Which of the following statements would result in the hasty generalization rhetorical fallacy?

Multiple Choice

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So I know I am going to receive a bonus often.

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I have heard the company is pretty generous when it comes to bonus opportunities.

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I am glad my efforts don?t go unnoticed.

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I worked hard to earn that bonus.

You can start exercising?.

Which of the following statements would result in the either/or rhetorical fallacy?

Multiple Choice


In order to fit in with the rest of us.

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Or die at a young age.

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Because it is the right thing to do.


So that it becomes a habit.

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He knows that diamond mining is a dangerous job.

Which of the following statements would result in the red herring or smoke screen fallacy?

Multiple Choice


But he also knows that lots of other jobs are dangerous.


But he has always been something of a daredevil.

But how else can he earn his paycheck to care for his family?

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But he knows he won?t have to work forever.

If you like to clean every day?.

Which of the following statements would result in the slippery slope fallacy?

Multiple Choice


Then you will always have something on your agenda.


You can know that your house will never be a mess.

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People are likely to notice.

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It could lead to you becoming OCD, so you probably should not clean every day.

Your employer has given you the task of increasing overall production within your department using the same number of permanent employees but no additional hours to complete the work. Which of the following is a possible solution?

Multiple Choice


Turning a blind eye while employees work overtime.


Incentivizing your employees to work harder.

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Eliminating breaks and lunches.

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Cutting vacation and sick time.


Your company wants to hire a third-party vendor to handle all of the customer service calls because they are a well-known leader in the industry with many clients. You are the manager of the customer service department for your company and have consistently reduced expenses over the past three years. Which of the following is an argument you could present to your employer to not hire a third-party vendor to handle customer service calls?

Multiple Choice


Convince your employer that although the third party has many clients, not all are satisfied.


Show your employer where you could cut costs even further, making it more cost effective to keep customer service in house.

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Impose strict new customer service policies on your department.


Let your employer know that you will resign if they pursue this option.

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