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Avoiding the Fatal Fallacy Test

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6 Written Questions

6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Suggests dire consequences from relatively minor cases
  2. Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.
  3. A statement that does not relate logically to what comes before it.
  4. The speaker presumes that his or her beliefs are beyond question.
  5. Tempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person
  6. Leading to a conclusion by providing insufficient, selective evidence.

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. EquivocationThe speaker presumes that his or her beliefs are beyond question.

          

  3. Straw Man ArgumentAttempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.

          

  4. False DichotomyIllogical, misleading comparison between two things.

          

  5. Scare TacticsUsed to frighten readers or listeners into agreeing with the speaker.

          

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