Rhetorical Questions
Can you spot rhetorical questions?

Rhetorical Questions

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Rhetorical questions expect no answer. They are often used in articles and if you read the newspaper, you'll see them a lot. Use them to grab and hold your readers' attention as you write.

Test your knowledge of rhetorical questions in this quiz on the subject.

1.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Changing a speed limit.
Cars crash on that road.
Cars travel too fast on that road.
How many more cars will crash on that road?
That road is the scene of many car crashes.
You can't answer a rhetorical question exactly
2.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Detective novels.
Become a detective!
Find the villain!
Follow the clues and solve the mystery!
Whodunnit?
3.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Discouraging smoking.
Don't smoke please.
How many times must I tell you to stop?
Stop smoking!
You must stop smoking please.
4.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Life's trials.
Life is a constant trial.
Oh dear!
Why me?
Woe is me!
A rhetorical question uses a question mark
5.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Thinking about possible future scientific advances.
Curing diseases might become possible.
Diseases might become curable.
We might be able to cure diseases.
Who can tell which diseases might become curable?
Rhetorical questions often begin with: 'Who can .......?'
6.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Thinking about current affairs.
End world poverty!
Poverty in the world must end.
The world must end poverty.
Who knows when poverty in the world will end?
'Who knows when .......?' is the rhetorical question
7.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Managing a company.
Improve your output now!
Who can say if you'll be able to improve your output?
You must improve your output.
Your output is being improved.
Interest your reader: use a rhetorical question to begin
8.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Wondering at technological advances.
It is incredible that man has landed on the moon.
Man has landed on the moon - incredible!
We thought that man would land on the moon.
Who would have thought that man would land on the moon?
9.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Thinking about an impossibility.
Are you joking?
It is a joke.
It's a joke, it can't really happen.
What a joke!
10.
Select a suitable rhetorical question to use when writing an article on the following topic.

Environment
Earth's resources are being wasted.
They waste earth's resources.
We are wasting earth's resources.
When will we stop wasting earth's resources?
The other three options are statements
Author:  Sue Daish

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