1. On September 11, 2001, the media didn’t focus on children. Why does President Bush use imagery of “children whose worlds have been shattered”?

A because children are understood to be innocent so mentioning them plays on emotions

B to inform Americans that both children and adults were in the planes and buildings

C because President Bush was in a school with children when he first learned of the attacks

D to explain that our nation needs to be protected just as children need protection


2. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”

The use of repetition in the above sentences serves what purpose?

A It informs Americans that our buildings were badly damaged.

B It reassures Americans that the nation is still strong.

C It consoles Americans who lost loved ones in the attacks.

D It celebrates America's victory over terrorism.


3. President Bush shifts his tone in the sixth paragraph in order to —

A encourage Americans to help with recovery efforts

B inform listeners of the government's actions

C diminish the emotional effects of the terrorist attacks

D persuade Americans to get back to work


4. President Bush thanks leaders of other countries and talks of America's friends and allies to —

A reassure Americans that we are not alone in our struggle

B remind Americans that other countries have suffered, too

C galvanize support in defending the United States

D Both A and B


5. The audience(s) for the President’s speech is —

A American allies

B terrorists

C American citizens

D A, B, and C


6. The President’s primary purpose for giving this speech is to —

A reassure Americans that the U.S. remains strong

B inform terrorists that they didn't succeed in their mission

C thank our allies for their support and condolences

D A, B, and C


7. Which of the following purposes does President Bush express explicitly?

A He wants to gain support from his allies.

B He wants to thank leaders for their condolences.

C He wants to reassure the American people.

D He wants to declare war on terrorism.


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