Persuasive Language
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  • Question 1
    120 seconds
    Q.

    People use persuasive language to ________.

    answer choices

    teach someone how to do something

    convince someone to act or agree

    encourage someone who's feeling down

    paint a picture with words

  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q.

    After reading a strong persuasive message, a person would most likely ________.

    answer choices

    learn how to do something

    be interested in the topic

    agree with the message

    get emotional about what they read

  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following would be the strongest argument to persuade you to buy a new video game:

    answer choices

    The video game is expensive.

    The video game is almost as fun as the ones you have.

    The video game has OK graphics

    The video game won an award for Game of the Year.

  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The goal of an argument is to ________.

    answer choices

    entertain someone with what you have to say

    encourage someone to buy something

    convince someone to see your point of view

    sound smart and knowledgeable

  • Question 5
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Read the passage below. What is the child trying to do?


    Hey mom, I really think we should make my bedtime half an hour later. Everyone in my class goes to sleep later than I do. I don't think I need as much sleep as I used to. Each night I lay awake for a long time before I go to sleep.

    answer choices

    give reasons to support his argument

    make his mother laugh

    get more sleep than his mother

    persuade his mom he needs more sleep

  • Question 6
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these statements would be the weakest argument to persuade your parents to let you see a movie:

    answer choices

    You saved up your allowance so you could buy the ticket for yourself.

    You have a ride to and from the movie theater with a friend's parent.

    It's not a school night.

    The movie is a little violent.

  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Ishmael wants to go on vacation with his friend's family. What's the best way he can persuade his parents to say yes?

    answer choices

    He can tell them that he will be sad and stay in bed if he can't go.

    He can explain that the vacation will be educational and safe.

    He can say that he'll hate his parents if they don't let him go.

    He can ask them for the money that he needs for the trip.

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Karla is giving a speech about why students should have class pets. What should she do to persuade her audience?

    answer choices

    keep repeating the same thing until everyone agrees

    tell her audience that she's a really good student, so they should agree with her

    give specific examples of pets that are clean and easy to take care of

    tell her audience about why she loves pets

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Read the statements below. What is the statement in bold?


    Dad, I want to start a babysitting business. It will teach me to be responsible. I can babysit after school and get paid. I promise to get my homework done, too.

    answer choices

    a point of view

    an argument

    a reason or evidence

    a conclusion

  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Read the following passage.


    Bike riding should be banned from public parks. Cyclists may enjoy riding on the trails, but there is not enough room for both bikers and walkers. Bikes also sometimes crash into people walking or playing in the park. Cyclists should be asked to get off their bikes and walk them through the park instead of riding. This way, everyone can enjoy the park.


    Which detail from the passage uses evidence to support the claim that bike riding should be banned from public parks?

    answer choices

    Bike riding should be banned from public parks.

    Bikes also sometimes crash into people walking or playing in the park.

    Cyclists should be asked to get off their bikes and walk them through the park instead of riding.

    This way, everyone can enjoy the park.

  • Question 11
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Read the following passage.


    Bike riding should be allowed in public parks. Both cyclists and walkers can easily share the trails as long as they follow the rules of the park. According to the rules, cyclists should stay on the right side of the trails and always let walkers pass first. Some people may argue that cyclists do not always follow the rules. The parks department should make sure that the rules are clearly posted in the parks. This will remind people of how they should share this space.


    Which of the following details from the passage anticipates a counterclaim to the argument that bike riding should be allowed in public parks?

    answer choices

    Bike riding should be allowed in public parks.

    According to the rules, cyclists should stay on the right side of the trails and always let walkers pass first.

    Some people may argue that cyclists do not always follow the rules.

    Both cyclists and walkers can easily share public trails

  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The following passage is written for teachers. Use it to answer the question below.


    School buses should play music in the morning for students. As a teacher, imagine how much more energized, focused and ready to learn your students would be if they were motivated by the music they enjoy. I love listening to music in the morning. Other students would certainly enjoy this, too. It would also give students the chance to relax and reflect before beginning the school day.


    Which detail from the passage provides the best example of appealing to an audience?

    answer choices

    As a teacher, imagine how much more energized, focused and ready to learn your students would be...

    I love listening to music in the morning.

    School buses should play music in the morning for students.

    Other students would certainly enjoy this, too.

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