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Unit 6 review
Terms in this set (45)
writer's main idea or position on an issue
reasons and evidence to justify claim
negates objections to claim that "the other side" is likely to raise
What is this unit 6 about?
argument and persuasion
error in logic or conclusion drawn from too little evidence
taps into people's desire to belong or be a part of a group
What is doing nothing?
Fact or opinion? Adults are too distrustful of children?
What is a good thing about downtime?
It can help to fuel creativity.
What does Anna Quindlen feel is wrong about summer?
It is too structured - not enough free time
Who is at fault children's over-structured lives?
What is the pun in the title "Abolishing the penny makes good sense"?
sense - cents
What type of evidence is based on personal experience?
Why does the author call pennies a public nuisance?
because they weigh down our pockets
Why doesn't the author's son want the box of pennies?
because it's not worth his time to put them in rolls of 50
What explains our stubborn attachment to the penny?
Who might want to hold on to the penny for sentimental reasons?
What is nuclear disarmament?
getting rid of nuclear weapons
What rhetorical device does the author use with the line "We make mistakes. We kill our own."
What does the line "We make mistakes. We kill our own, " mean?
people are careless
Who would be at risk in an all-out nuclear war?
everyone on earth
What happened at Chernobyl?
major nuclear power plant accident
What is significant about where Carl Sagan gave his speech "On Nuclear Disarmament"?
It was the cite of a major Civil War battle
Who was Jennie Wade?
one of only 1 or 2 civilians to have died in the Civil War
What is the reason the author mentions Jennie Wade?
because mostly civilians would die in a nuclear war
Why does the author mention Hitler and Stalin in his speech on nuclear war?
because madmen can seize the reins of power, and obviously they are not to be trusted
What major persuasive technique does Jane Goodall use in her article on chimpanzees?
Why is the article titled "I Acknowledge Mine"?
It's a way of showing a human-chimp relationship, as well as (in the author's opinion) her guilt in the cruelty to animals that is going on/
What does PETA stand for?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
What is the difference between animal rights groups and animal welfare groups?
all experimentation on animals is wrong vs sometimes it's ok
"I acknowledge my own complicity in this world." What does this mean?
That I am just as guilty as anyone else for the state of affairs.
In "I Acknowledge Mine," what does the author believe that anyone who works with lab animals should do?
Get to know the animal's natural behavior better.
"Especially in their eyes, those bewildered or sad or angry eyes." What kind of appeal is used here to persuade readers?
Why are animals important to medical research?
because animals have body systems that are similar to humans' systems
What does AMA stand for?
American Medical Association
What does it mean to say: "We should not be misled by emotional appeals"?
We should not let emotions affect our thinking.
What if the AMA was forced to protect animals against all pain?
They would no longer be able to conduct research.
What does it mean to say that repeated experiments on mice have resulted in a pool of data?
That frequent testing has given scientists a wealth of information on mice.
In "The Blue Stones," what emotion does the wife feel toward the figurehead?
What might the blue stones symbolize?
the ability to see
What do we call a story that has both a literal and symbolic meaning?
What story goes with this question: Do the ends justify the means?
Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
What does the wife want to use the stones as?
What happens to the wife's eyes?
A disease causes her to go blind.
What is a main message of "The Blue Stones"?
the effects of jealousy can be destructive and long-lasting
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