5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Red Herring
- False Dichotomy
- Argument Against the Person
- Appeal to Pity
- a A fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion
- b arguer attempts to support conclusion by merely evoking pity.
- c Erroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts
- d arguer criticizes the person rather than the argument
- e an informal fallacy that is committed when an arguer presents two non-jointly exhaustive alternatives as if they were jointly exhaustive and then eliminates one, leaving the other as the conclusion
5 Multiple choice questions
- A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented
- Wrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).
- an informal fallacy that occurs when the conclusion of an argument depends on an analogy (or similarity) that is not strong enough to support enough to support the conclusion
- Draws a conclusion about a population based on a small sample (jumping to conclusions).
- Assumption that whatever cannot be proven false must be true (or vice versa). "No one can prove that the Loch Ness monster doesn't exist, so therefore, it does exist."
5 True/False questions
Straw Man → Erroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts
Suppressed Evidence → a fallacy that occurs when the arguer ignores relevant evidence that outweighs the presented evidence and entails a very different conclusion
Amphiboly → an informal fallacy that occurs when the conclusion of an argument depends on the misinterpretation of a statement that is ambiguous owing to some structural defect
Accident → general rule is applied to a specific case it was not intended to cover
Equivocation → Erroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts