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(TCO 6) In Chapter 4, we learned how to assess the credibility of a claim. Consider the following passage: “On Thanksgiving Day 1990,

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  1. (TCO 6) In Chapter 4, we learned how to assess the credibility of a claim. Consider the following passage: 
    “On Thanksgiving Day 1990, an image said by some to resemble the Virgin Mary was observed in a stained glass window of St. Dominic's Church in Colfax, California. A physicist asked to investigate said the image was caused by sunlight shining through the window and reflecting from a newly installed hanging light fixture. Others said the image was a miracle.”
    Whose explanation is most likely true?
  2.  
    (TCOs 7 and 9) In Chapter 5, we learned that it is important to recognize when a rhetorical slanting device is being used to influence our attitudes and beliefs. Here is an example.
    "Can Senator Morrison be believed when she says she will fight for the second amendment? You be the judge."
    The subtle hints undermining Senator Morrison’s credibility when it comes to her support for the Second Amendment suggest which rhetorical slanting device?
  3.  
    (TCOs 7 and 9) In Chapter 5, we learned that it is important to recognize when a rhetorical slanting device is being used to influence our attitudes and beliefs. Here is an example.
    “Just when did you stop supporting the troops?”
    Which rhetorical slanting device is being used is this passage?
  4.  
    (TCOs 7 and 9) In Chapter 5, we learned that it is important to recognize when a rhetorical slanting device is being used to influence our attitudes and beliefs. Here is an example.
     "'Democrat' equals 'ideologically homeless ex-communist.'"—Linda Bowles 
    The identification of a Democrat with an ex-communist suggests which rhetorical slanting device?
  5.  
    (TCOs 7 and 9) In Chapter 5, we learned that it is important to recognize when a rhetorical slanting device is being used to influence our attitudes and beliefs. Here is an example.
    "His nose, however, is his redeeming feature: It is pronounced straight and well-formed; though I myself should have liked it better if it did not possess a somewhat spongy, porous appearance, as though it had been cleverly formed out of a red coloured cork."—Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers 
    The comparison between a human nose and cork suggests which rhetorical slanting device?

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