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6 Written Questions

6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The speaker presumes that his or her beliefs are beyond question.
  2. Encourages listeners to agree with a position because everyone else does.
  3. Suggests dire consequences from relatively minor cases
  4. Tempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person
  5. Refers to the setting up of a cause and effect relationship when non exists.
  6. A consideration of only the two extremes when there are one or more intermediate possibilities

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. Non SequiturA statement that does not relate logically to what comes before it.

          

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

          

  4. Ad HominemAttempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.

          

  5. Red HerringAttempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.

          

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