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Avoiding the Fatal Fallacy Test

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6 Written Questions

6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A statement that does not relate logically to what comes before it.
  2. Consists of an oversimplification of an opponents argument to make it easier to attack.
  3. An argument where someone assumes that parts or all of what the person claims to be proving are proven facts.
  4. Telling part of the truth while hiding the entire truth.
  5. Used to frighten readers or listeners into agreeing with the speaker.
  6. Any kind of fallacious argument that criticizes an idea by pointing something out about the person who holds the idea.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Appeal to IgnoranceThe assumption that whatever has not been proven false must be true or whatever has not been proved true must be false.

          

  2. DogmatismAny kind of fallacious argument that criticizes an idea by pointing something out about the person who holds the idea.

          

  3. Bandwagon appealsAppeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.

          

  4. Sentimental AppealsEncourages listeners to agree with a position because everyone else does.

          

  5. Red HerringAny kind of fallacious argument that criticizes an idea by pointing something out about the person who holds the idea.

          

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