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Multiple Choice Questions (Claims and Evidence)

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Multiple Choice Practice for Claims and Evidence

Welcome to Claims and Evidence AP English Language Multiple Choice Questions! Grab some paper and a pencil 📄 to record your answers as you go. You can see how you did on the Claims and Reviews Practice Questions Answers and Review sheet once you're done. Don't worry, we have tons of resources available if you get stumped 😕 on a question. And if solo study is not your thing, join a group in Hours!
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Facts about the test: The AP English Language exam has 45 multiple choice questions and you will be given 1 hour to complete the section. That means it should take you around 20 minutes to complete 15 questions.

*The following questions were not written by CollegeBoard and although they cover information outlined in the AP English Language Course and Exam Description the formatting on the exam may be different.


1.  What is a claim?
A.  A defensible position about a given topic.
B. Reasons proving something is valid and true.
C. Opinions about a topic.
D. Analysis linking the evidence together.

2. Which of the following best describes the role of evidence?
A. Opinions about a topic.
B. A position about a given topic.
C. Valid and sound support for a given claim.
D. Analysis linking the evidence together.

3. A claim might be presented as a fact even if it is really an opinion.
A. TRUE 
B. FALSE

4. Which of the following are strong examples of evidence for an argument?
A. Statistics and data points
B. Specific examples and real-world scenarios
C. Testimony and personal experience
D. All of the above.

5. Addressing the counterclaim usually increases the strength of the argument being made.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

6. Which of the following are ways to address opposition in an argument?
A. Concession
B. Refutation
C. State other positions.
D. All of the above.

7. How does reasoning function in regards to the claim and evidence?
A. It draws the audience's attention to the call to act.
B. It supports the claim with evidence.
C. It brings emphasis to the logical fallacies in an argument.
D. It gives a logical connection between the evidence and claims presented in an argument.

8. Which of the following is a claim statement?
A. The AP Language exam is scheduled for 12 May.
B. Fiveable is the best way to self-study for an AP exam.
C. Mrs. Kirk has brown hair.
D. This information comes from the College Board website.

9. Which of the following best describes a rebuttal?
A. A specific claim against the opposition's claim.
B. A defensible position about a given topic.
C. To admit that something is true or partly true.
D. Analysis linking the evidence together.

10. What is deliberative argument?
A. An argument that deals with actions that have occurred in the past.
B. An argument that focuses on the current situation of praise and blame.
C. An argument that focuses on the future and typically deals with policy.
D. An argument used in any tense that is intentionally broken into logical chunks of persuasive purposes.

11. What is epideictic argument?
A. An argument that deals with actions that have occurred in the past.
B. An argument that focuses on the current situation of praise and blame.
C. An argument that focuses on the future and typically deals with policy.
D. An argument used in any tense that is intentionally broken into logical chunks of persuasive purposes. 

12. What is forensic argument?
A. An argument that deals with actions that have occurred in the past.
B. An argument that focuses on the current situation of praise and blame.
C. An argument that focuses on the future and typically deals with policy.
D. An argument used in any tense that is intentionally broken into logical chunks of persuasive purposes. 

13. Which of the following best describes qualitative evidence?
A. Evidence based on reason, tradition, precedent, or logic.
B. Evidence based on criteria that can be measured numerically.

14. Which of the following best describes quantitative evidence?
A. Evidence based on reason, tradition, precedent, or logic.
B. Evidence based on criteria that can be measured numerically.

15. The best claims are effective because the evidence is built on the speaker's knowledge of the rhetorical situation.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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