Argument In George Orwell's "Politics And The English Language" Quiz

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He gives an example of finding words to describe concrete items and abstract ideas.
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Read the excerpt from "Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell. What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way about. In prose, the worst thing one can do with words is to surrender them. When you think of a concrete object, you think wordlessly, and then, if you want to describe the thing you have been visualizing, you probably hunt about till you find the exact words that seem to fit it. When you think of something abstract you are more inclined to use words from the start, and unless you make a conscious effort to prevent it, the existing dialect will come rushing in and do the job for you, at the expense of blurring or even changing your meaning. George Orwell's purpose is to persuade readers to use simple language in political writing. How does he achieve this purpose in the excerpt? He gives an example of finding words to describe concrete items and abstract ideas. He gives an example of a writer who uses abstract words to describe a simple idea. He provides a quotation that uses abstract words to describe an idea. He provides a quotation that uses simple words to describe an idea.
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persuade
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George Orwell's purpose in writing "Politics and the English Language" is to
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to persuade readers that vague language is often used to soften harsh reality
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Read the excerpt from "Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. What is George Orwell's purpose in writing? to inform readers of political events happening in his day to inform readers of strong language used in political writing to persuade readers that vague language is often used to soften harsh reality to persuade readers that political speech should be softer and less specific
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He quotes a pamphlet that uses unoriginal language.
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Read the excerpt from "Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell. But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation, even among people who should and do know better. The debased language that I have been discussing is in some ways very convenient. . . . By this morning's post I have received a pamphlet dealing with conditions in Germany. The author tells me that he "felt impelled" to write it. I open it at random, and here is almost the first sentence that I see: "[The Allies] have an opportunity not only of achieving a radical transformation of Germany's social and political structure in such a way as to avoid a nationalistic reaction in Germany itself, but at the same time of laying the foundations of a cooperative and unified Europe." You see, he "feels impelled" to writeโ€”feels, presumably, that he has something new to sayโ€”and yet his words, like cavalry horses answering the bugle, group themselves automatically into the familiar dreary pattern. How does Orwell use evidence to support the underlined claim? He gives statistics to show that bad language is spreading. He quotes a pamphlet that uses unoriginal language. He provides a hypothetical situation in which a writer uses poor language. He lists facts that prove lazy language has increased.
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Orwell uses an example and a quotation for evidence in this excerpt.
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Read the excerpt from "Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell. By this morning's post I have received a pamphlet dealing with conditions in Germany. The author tells me that he "felt impelled" to write it. I open it at random, and here is almost the first sentence that I see: "[The Allies] have an opportunity not only of achieving a radical transformation of Germany's social and political structure in such a way as to avoid a nationalistic reaction in Germany itself, but at the same time of laying the foundations of a cooperative and unified Europe." Which statement is correct? Orwell uses an example and statistical evidence in this excerpt. Orwell uses an example and a quotation for evidence in this excerpt. Orwell uses hypothetical and factual evidence in this excerpt. Orwell uses hypothetical and statistical evidence in this excerpt.
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Orwell's purpose is to persuade readers to use simple language in political writing. He achieves this by providing a list of specific rules for writing simply.
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Which best describes George Orwell's purpose and the way he achieves it in this excerpt? Orwell's purpose is to inform readers about political situations. He achieves this by providing a list of specific rules for writing simply. Orwell's purpose is to inform readers about political situations. He achieves this by showing an example of poorly written language. Orwell's purpose is to persuade readers to use simple language in political writing. He achieves this by providing a list of specific rules for writing simply. Orwell's purpose is to persuade readers to use simple language in political writing. He achieves this by showing an example of poorly written language.
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examples
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Read the excerpt from "Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell. Silly words and expressions have often disappeared, not through any evolutionary process but owing to the conscious action of a minority. Two recent examples were explore every avenue and leave no stone unturned, which were killed by the jeers of a few journalists. Which type of evidence is used in this excerpt? examples quotations hypotheticals statistics
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He provides examples of abstract titles given to difficult political situations.
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George Orwell's purpose is to persuade readers to use simple language in political writing. How does he achieve his purpose in this excerpt? He rewrites some of the political titles given in difficult situations. He rewrites a political article that uses unclear language. He provides examples of abstract titles given to difficult political situations. He provides examples of simple explanations for political situations.
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counterclaim
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A(n) ____ is a claim that supports an opposing argument.
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School music programs are expensive and time-consuming.
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What counterclaim is presented in the paragraph? School music programs are expensive and time-consuming. Participating in music programs has been shown to improve student learning. Studies show children who participate in music achieve high grades. Children who participate in music also perform better on standardized tests.
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to persuade readers to eliminate certain types of vague language
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What is the author's purpose in this paragraph? to entertain readers with complex words to entertain readers with clever ideas to persuade readers to use more Latin and Greek in writing to persuade readers to eliminate certain types of vague language
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flawed
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A rebuttal explains why a counterclaim is correct. flawed. important. interesting.
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Orwell's purpose is to persuade his readers to use simple language in political writing. He achieves this by suggesting steps writers can take to choose their words carefully.
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Which best describes George Orwell's purpose and the way he achieves it in this excerpt? Orwell's purpose is to inform his readers about political events. He achieves this by listing important events of his day. Orwell's purpose is to inform his readers about political events. He achieves this by quoting a current news article. Orwell's purpose is to persuade his readers to use simple language in political writing. He achieves this by suggesting steps writers can take to choose their words carefully. Orwell's purpose is to persuade his readers to use simple language in political writing. He achieves this by giving an example of a well-written political speech.