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In "Speech in the Virginia Convention," Patrick Henry says, surprisingly, that he must take a certain action against England in order to be a true patriot. What is this action?
Speak out against England
A rhetorical question asks a question in which the answer is already known. What would be the answer to the questions Henry asks in this passage from "Speech in the Virginia Convention"?
We have nothing to fight them with, because arguments don't work.
What action does Henry want his audience to take in "Speech in the Virginia Convention"?
To fight Britain
In "Speech in the Virginia Convention," what emotion does Henry say is natural to people but should not be trusted in dealings with Britain?
In "Speech in the Virginia Convention," which passage appeals to the reader's sense of reason?
His actions are guided by "the lamp of experience."
When Patrick Henry ends his speech with "... give me liberty or give me death," he repeats words. What else does he repeat in this phrase?
the structure of a verb followed by a pronoun and a noun
Which statement from "Speech in the Virginia Convention" appeals to the reader's emotions?
"The war is inevitable- and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!"
What is Jefferson's main form of persuasion in the Declaration of Independence?
He offers a list of colonists' complaints against the British king.
Which phrase from the Declaration of Independence is charged, or filled with emotion?
"death, desolation, and tyranny"
Why is Jefferson's list of self-evident truths effective in the Declaration of Independence?
It restates beliefs people already have
What overall announcement does the Declaration of Independence make?
The colonists declare a separation from Great Britain
In The Crisis, Number 1, hat concern does Paine express about "the sunshine patriot" who might "shrink form the service of his country"?
He wants people to be willing to fight, even at great risk
Where does Paine use charged words in these examples from The Crisis, Number 1?
He says "Tyranny" is like "Hell"
In The Crisis, Number 1, when Paine compares the colonies' relationship with Britain to the chains of slavery, what emotions does he hope to persuade his readers to feel?
Why does Paine write in The Crisis, Number 1, that a generous parent would say "If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace"?
To fight now so that their descendants will not have to
In which sentence is the meaning of the word unanimity suggested?
Franklin urged every member of the Convention to sign the Constitution
When Jefferson spoke of British officers sent to harass the colonists, he meant that they
were a constant bother
In which of the following sentences is the meaning of the word tyranny suggested?
The Declaration suggests that the king has betrayed the colonists' trust
The author's main purpose in The Crisis essay can best be described as-
a patriotic call to duty and action
"A truly great man will neither trample on a worm nor sneak to an emperor" is an example of an
According to Thomas Paine, being bound by Britain's laws "In all cases whatsoever" is the same as
Thomas Paine felt that the colonists should rebel against Britain in order to
make things better for their children
"The blood of his children will curse his cowardice who shrinks back..." This is an example of what type of appeal?
What was the pain purpose of Thomas Paine's essay?
To convince the Americans to stay loyal to the cause/He did it by using persuasive arguments
Why did Paine feel that God would not let America lose?
The Americans had tried to avoid war by every method possible
Why did Paine say it was good that the conflict was hard?
Americans would treasure freedom more once the war was won
Reasons why Americans needed to fight the British:
So the Americans could gain their freedom from Britain
So people of later times would not have to fight for independence
So Americans could form a country where everyone could pursue happiness
When Paine stated, "summer soldier and the sunshine patriot," what was he referring to?
Those who support the Revolution only when times are good and things are going well
"Not all the treasure in the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those who are in it, and to bind me in all cases whatsoever to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?" What is this an example of?
"Three millions of people, armed with the holy cause of liberty, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us." What is this an example of?
"By perseverance and fortitude, we have the prospect of glorious issue, by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils- a ravaged country- a depopulated city- habitations without safety, and slavery without hope..." what is this an example of?
"I ask, gentleman, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentleman assign any other possible motives for it? Has Britain, my enemy, in this corner of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies?" What is the primary type of persuasion that Paine is using in this passage?
An appeal to a higher mortality (ethos)
I ask, gentleman, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motives for it? Has Britain, my enemy, in this corner of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies?" What is this an example of?
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