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6 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Illogical, misleading comparison between two things.
  2. Consists of an oversimplification of an opponents argument to make it easier to attack.
  3. Tempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person
  4. The speaker presumes that his or her beliefs are beyond question.
  5. Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.
  6. A consideration of only the two extremes when there are one or more intermediate possibilities

5 True/False questions

  1. Scare TacticsAttempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

  5. Appeal to IgnoranceAny kind of fallacious argument that criticizes an idea by pointing something out about the person who holds the idea.

          

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