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7 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Composition
  2. Exceptional Case/Overgeneralization
  3. Appeal Fallacies
  4. False Analogy
  5. Survey Errors
  6. Numbers and Percentage Errors

6 True/False questions

  1. This flaw assumes that conditions will remain constant over time, and that what is the case in the past will be the case in the future.Exceptional Case/Overgeneralization


  2. When author attributes a characteristic of the whole (or each member of the whole) to part of the group.Composition


  3. 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


  4. 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


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


  6. 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.Division


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