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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Weak Analogy
  2. Argument Against the Person
  3. Appeal to the People
  4. Red Herring
  5. Appeal to Ignorance
  1. a A fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion
  2. b Attempts to convince you of something by claiming that you'll be accepted or valued if you believe it
  3. c arguer criticizes the person rather than the argument
  4. d 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
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. an informal fallacy that occurs when a single question that is really two or more questions is asked, and a single answer is applied to both questions
  2. cited witness lacks credibility, there are some areas in which no one can be considered an authority, politics, morals, and religion
  3. Erroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts
  4. when the conclusion of an argument depends on the erroneous transference of an attribute from the parts of something to a whole
  5. a fallacy that occurs when the arguer ignores relevant evidence that outweighs the presented evidence and entails a very different conclusion

5 True/False questions

  1. Appeal to Pity"to the stick" implied harm if person does not accept the conclusion, threat is logically irrelevant


  2. False Causean 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


  3. Slippery Slopearguer attempts to support conclusion by merely evoking pity.


  4. Accidentgeneral rule is applied to a specific case it was not intended to cover


  5. Straw ManA logical fallacy that involves the creation of an easily refutable position; misrepresenting, then attacking an opponent's position.


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