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6 Written Questions

6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Illogical, misleading comparison between two things.
  2. Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.
  3. Refers to the setting up of a cause and effect relationship when non exists.
  4. Tempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person
  5. Encourages listeners to agree with a position because everyone else does.
  6. Attempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Begging the QuestionAn argument where someone assumes that parts or all of what the person claims to be proving are proven facts.

          

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

          

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

          

  4. Hasty GeneralizationLeading to a conclusion by providing insufficient, selective evidence.

          

  5. Straw Man ArgumentEncourages listeners to agree with a position because everyone else does.

          

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