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7 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Appeal Fallacies
  2. General Lack of Relevant Evidence for the Conclusion
  3. False Dilemma
  4. Mistaken Cause and Effect
  5. Errors of Composition and Division
  6. Division

6 True/False questions

  1. 1) Lack of Evidence is taken to mean that the position taken is false. 2) Lack of Evidence against the position is taken to mean the position is true. 3) Some evidence against the position is taken to proove the position is false. 4) Some evidence that supports the position is taken to mean that the position is true.Mistaken Cause and Effect


  2. The flaw would either be a Mistaken Reversal, or Mistaken Negation. Confusing a Nessesary condition with a Sufficiant condition or vice versa.Errors of Conditional Reasoning


  3. 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."Time Shift Errors


  4. When a persons character, and not the argument presented is attacked. Ex: "We should not pass this law because Sen Boxer is a lesbian"Ad Hominem


  5. When author makes conflicting statements. Ex: "Everyone should join our country club. After all it's an exclusive group that links many influential members of the community"Circular Reasoning


  6. 1)Biased sample. 2)Improperly constructed questions. 3) Respondents to the survey give innaccurate responses.Survey Errors


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