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5 Matching questions

  1. Red Herring
  2. False Dichotomy
  3. Division
  4. Argument Against the Person
  5. Appeal to Pity
  1. a A fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion
  2. b arguer attempts to support conclusion by merely evoking pity.
  3. c Erroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts
  4. d arguer criticizes the person rather than the argument
  5. 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

  1. A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented
  2. Wrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).
  3. 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
  4. Draws a conclusion about a population based on a small sample (jumping to conclusions).
  5. 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

  1. Straw ManErroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts

          

  2. Suppressed Evidencea fallacy that occurs when the arguer ignores relevant evidence that outweighs the presented evidence and entails a very different conclusion

          

  3. Amphibolyan 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

          

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

          

  5. EquivocationErroneous transference of an attribute from a class onto its parts

          

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