← Logical Fallacies Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Glittering Generality Example
- Scare Tactic Example
- False Cause
- Traditional Wisdom
- a "I am the new candidate for CHANGE." or "It's NEW"
- b A famous person endorses a product, ideal, or candidate.
- c This occurs when it is assumed that something is better or correct simply because it is traditional or "has always been done"
- d "If you vote for this candidate, then your children's lives will be at stake!"
- e Wrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- "You're not cool unless you wear this brand of clothing"
- When Oprah Winfrey mentions a book, it becomes a best seller.
- When the Gieco Gecko is used in commercials to endorse the insurance company.
- Uses attractive, but vague, words that embody ideals such as: freedom, fame, justice, respect. This technique seeks to evoke emotions without making any commitments.
- I met some students from Fort Riley yesterday, who were very polite. I think all children from that area must be well-behaved.
5 True/False Questions
Scare Tactic → "If you vote for this candidate, then your children's lives will be at stake!"
Fallacy → Statements that are logically false, but which appear to be true. Basically, an error in reasoning.
Pitch Beast → Uses an animal to endorse a person, product, or idea.
Appeal to the People Example → Uses the views of the majority as a persuasive device (very similar to bandwagon).
Traditional Wisdom Example → The theory that witches and demons cause disease is far older than the theory that microrganisms cause diseases. Therefore, the theory about witches and demons must be true.