Arguments from the Heart and of Value

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This quiz will test your knowledge of how an argument can contain heart and value, and still be effective.

  • 1
    Emotional appeals are sometimes referred to as pathetic appeals.
  • 2
    Emotional appeals are not good tools for influencing what people think and believe.
  • 3
    Emotional arguments count more when you are arguing than when you are persuading.

  • 4
    The goal of an argument is to incite action.
  • 5
    Identifying with your experiences is an obvious way to build an emotional tie.
  • 6
    Emotional appeals can work in a way of supporting actual claims made in an argument.

  • 7
    A person can never lay too much emotion into an argument. The more emotion you give out, the more effective your argument will be.
  • 8
    Emotion can be laid atop logical propositions to make them stronger or more memorable.
  • 9
    It is not difficult to gauge how the emotion you put into an argument will be received. You get back what you put out.
  • 10
    Humor can have strong persuasive powers.

  • 11
    There is no difference between humor and ridicule.
  • 12
    Humor can effect a persons sober judgement.
  • 13
    Lines of argument based on value are not powerful enough to merit discussion on their own. Emotional appeals and logic is needed in an argument.
  • 14
    Arguments of value usually occur with people who are all very similar.
  • 15
    Appeals to values are simple, but powerful.
  • 16
    A person needs a perceptive sense of their own values.

  • 17
    A straightforward form of value argument should not involve one's own beliefs or practices.
  • 18
    Arguments of value do not contain much comparison.

Comments (8)


1346 days ago
I got 17/18 correct I honestly thought I was going to completely fail
1541 days ago
15/18,pretty good for me
1596 days ago
12/18 correct; there were a few where some could have been true, but not always. I also answered some questions on a basis of principle rather than victory of the argument. Bottom line, truth is truth; it doesn't care how you feel about it. There are people who can make choices, adjust behavior and beliefs, and change minds on a matter of objective truth. And there are a select number of people who have no business debating anything because they think with their emotions instead of their brains. While it is unfortunate that a lot of people think with their emotions, winning arguments on a basis of value and emotion is manipulative and wrong.

People *should* win debates because they are smart, correct, open-minded, and carry a superior understanding of the situation. Losers with the same mindset win too when they correctly realign their beliefs with that which is also correct. However, a person can lose an argument and still be correct. Screaming, yelling, and throwing your emotional self into the heat of the argument and insulting the other person does not prove you are correct.
1804 days ago
OMG, I got only ONE wrong, but it's cool, in the end that means I got 17 / 18!!
1834 days ago
I need to argue with people more often. I got 7 correct.
1840 days ago
I need to argue with people more often. I got 7 right.
1843 days ago
I got 7 correct. I need to argue with people more often.
2136 days ago
Arguments from the Heart and of Value

Good job! You have a pretty good understanding of how to add value and emotion to an argument.

You have correctly answered 12 of 18 questions.

On average, 7155 of users who took the quiz gave 9.67 right answers.