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7 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Time Shift Errors
  2. False Dilemma
  3. Errors in the use of Evidence
  4. Internal Contradiction
  5. Appeal Fallacies
  6. Division

6 True/False questions

  1. Occurs when the author uses an analogy that is too dissimilar to the original situation to be applicable.False Analogy


  2. 1) Assuming a causal relationship on the basis of the sequence of events. 2) Assumes that there is a causal relationship when only a temporal relationship exists. 3) Failure to consider an alternate cause of the effect, or an alternate cause for both the cause and effect. 4) Failure to consider that the events might be reversed.Mistaken Cause and Effect


  3. Either failing to provide information to support the conclusion or providing irrelivant information to support conclusion.General Lack of Relevant Evidence for the Conclusion


  4. This flaw takes a small number of instances and treats those instances as if they support a broad, sweeping conclusion.Ex: "Two of my friends were shortchanged at that store. Therefore, everyone gets short changed at that store."Exceptional Case/Overgeneralization


  5. When author attempts to attack opponent's position by ignoring the actual statements made by the opposing speaker and instead distorts and refashions the argument, making it weaker and easier to knock down.Straw Man


  6. Errors can be made when an author improperly equates a percentage with a definite quantity, or vice versa.Numbers and Percentage Errors


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