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6 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Leading to a conclusion by providing insufficient, selective evidence.
  2. The assumption that whatever has not been proven false must be true or whatever has not been proved true must be false.
  3. An argument where someone assumes that parts or all of what the person claims to be proving are proven facts.
  4. Attempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.
  5. Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.
  6. Tempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person

5 True/False questions

  1. Ad HominemAny kind of fallacious argument that criticizes an idea by pointing something out about the person who holds the idea.


  2. False DichotomyIllogical, misleading comparison between two things.


  3. Faulty AnalogyIllogical, misleading comparison between two things.


  4. Straw Man ArgumentConsists of an oversimplification of an opponents argument to make it easier to attack.


  5. DogmatismThe speaker presumes that his or her beliefs are beyond question.


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