← Ch 7 Evaluating Categorical Arguments Test
5 Written Questions
4 Matching Questions
 Rules for Valid Syllogisms
 subject term
 middle term
 categorical syllogism
 a in a standard form categorical claim, the first plural noun identifying a class, group, or set
 b 1. The middle term must be distributed at least once
 c a common type of categorical argument, containing two premises and a conclusion
 d in a categorical syllogism, the term that occurs in both premises but is absent from the conclusion
5 Multiple Choice Questions
 3. If a premise is negative, the conclusion must be negative, and vice versa
 2. Any term that is distributed in the conclusion must be distributed in a premise
 a diagram of overlapping circles used to represent the relationship between categorical claims
 'only' term that refers to the predicate term
 the term beginning a standard form categorical claimm, which indicates the quantity and quality of the claim
5 True/False Questions

Directions for a Complete Analysis plus Evaluation → Step 1: Basic Analysis
Step 2: Argument » Fallacy
Step 3: If argument does not commit a fallacy » Diagram + verify that the diagram is consistent
Step 4: Kind of Argument
(deductive » truthfunctional/categorical)
(inductive » analogical, causal, inductive generalization)
Step 5: Evaluate
(If categorical » state syllogism in standard form + demonstrate valid/invalid using
1. Venn diagram or
2. rules for valid syllogisms) 
standard form → in a categorical syllogism, the subject term of the conclusion, which is also present in one of the premises

major term → in a categorical syllogism, the subject term of the conclusion, which is also present in one of the premises

the only → 'only' term that refers to the predicate term

copula → in a categorical claim, the verb linking the subject and predicate terms