Aristotles Rhetoric, Book II, Chapters 1-5
(Kennedy: pp. 119-143; Roberts: pp. 41-51)
Book II: Study Questions 1-10
1. What three factors does Aristotle think will make a speaker seem persuasive and
trustworthy (pp. 119-121)?
2. What pleasure does Aristotle think follows the experience of anger (pp. 122-125)?
3. What pleasure do people get from giving insults (pp. 125-127)?
4. How can forgetfulness of names produce anger (pp. 128-130)?
5. What point does Aristotle make about anger and dogs (pp. 130-132)?
6. What does Aristotle say about "being friendly" and honesty about a friend's faults
7. How does Aristotle distinguish between anger and hatred (pp. 137-138)?
8. According to Aristotle, why don't people fear death more than they do (p. 139)?
9. According to Aristotle, if it is necessary, how can/should a speaker go about creating
fear in an audience?
10. To whose aid does Aristotle think the gods will come (pp. 142-143)?