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Practice - Writing - 07

Hello bright minds! Are you ready for a challenge? This quiz will test your knowledge about writing persuasive texts. Whether it's convincing mum to give you a biscuit, or persuading your friend to give you a go on their game, mastering the art of persuasion is a useful skill. Let's see how well you understand the key elements of a persuasive text. Best of luck, champs!
1.
Which of the following does NOT belong to the structure of a persuasive text?
Introduction
Body paragraphs
Conclusion
Character Description
Character Description is more related to narrative writing, not persuasive text.
2.
Which persuasive technique appeals to the reader's emotions?
Rhetorical questions
Evoking sympathy
Listing facts
Logic
Evoking sympathy (or any other emotion, like anger, fear or pride) can be a very persuasive technique.
3.
What is the first thing a persuasive text should do?
Give a summary
State the argument
Ask a question
Tell a joke
The first thing a persuasive text should do is state the argument clearly.
4.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of persuasive writing?
Presenting an argument
Rhetorical questions
Descriptive language
Telling a story
Telling a story is usually not a characteristic of persuasive writing but it's a feature of narrative writing.
5.
Which word or words are used to express personal opinion in persuasive writing?
It seems to me that...
I believe that...
In my view...
All answers are correct
All options are phrases that can be used to express personal opinion in persuasive writing.
6.
Which persuasive technique uses 'because' to explain why something should be done?
Repetition
Cause and effect
Emotional appeal
Exaggeration
Cause and effect is the persuasive technique that uses 'because' to explain why something should be done.
7.
What is often used in persuasive writing to validate your argument?
Humour
Facts and figures
Off-topic information
Guesswork
Facts and figures are often used in persuasive writing to provide evidence and support your arguments.
8.
Which of the following is a persuasive language feature?
Similes
Metaphors
Rhetorical questions
Onomatopoeia
Rhetorical questions are commonly used in persuasive writing to make the reader think and engage with the text.
9.
What does a 'Call to Action' in a persuasive text ask the reader to do?
Pause for thought
Ignore the text
Take some action
Laugh
A 'Call to Action' in persuasive writing encourages readers to do something about the argument that was presented.
10.
What is the main purpose of a persuasive text?
To inform
To convince
To entertain
To give directions
The purpose of persuasive texts is to convince the reader or listener about a particular point of view.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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