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  1. Which of the following is not a part of Burke's pentad?
    A. actor
  2. The means used to accomplish a rhetorical event is the
    agency.
  3. The process of designating an external enemy as the source of all our ills is
    A. victimage.
  4. The word a speaker uses to sum up all that is bad, wrong, or evil is a(n)
    devil term.
  5. Burke's term for identification, the shared common ground of two individuals, is
    consubstantiation.
  6. A term describing a person's physical characteristics, talents, occupation, background, personality, and values is
    substance.
  7. The ultimate motivation for all public speaking is to
    purge ourselves of guilt.
  8. In performing a Burkean analysis of President Bush’s addresses, I conclude that Bush is a master at stirring up idealism and the American dream. My friend Wesley, also a rhetorical critic, concluded instead that Bush tends to emphasis pragmaticism and is “too practical” a speaker. Using Burke’s pentad, what’s the right answer?
    Both are right: Rhetorical criticism doesn’t suggest a singular “right” answer
  9. A speech characterized by the mind-set of pragmatism will emphasize
    agency.
  10. Burke's theory has been criticized because
    Both B and C.
  11. The principal purpose of the dramatistic pentad is to transcend perspective by incongruity.
    False
  12. Our use of language creates terministic screens that dictate interpretations of life's drama.
    True
  13. Marie Hochmuth Nichols was a University of Illinois rhetorician who criticized Burke's lack of respect for ethics in communication.
    False
  14. A scapegoat is the target of victimage.
    True
  15. Mortification is a method of purging guilt through self-blame that requires the confession of sin and a request for forgiveness.
    True

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