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7 Written Questions

6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Errors of Conditional Reasoning
  2. Exceptional Case/Overgeneralization
  3. Circular Reasoning
  4. Straw Man
  5. Numbers and Percentage Errors
  6. General Lack of Relevant Evidence for the Conclusion

6 True/False Questions

  1. 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


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


  3. 1)Biased sample. 2)Improperly constructed questions. 3) Respondents to the survey give innaccurate responses.Appeal Fallacies


  4. 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.Straw Man


  5. 1) Appeal to authority. 2) Appeal to popular opinion/numbers. 3)Appeal to emotion.Errors of Composition and Division


  6. 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


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