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6 Written questions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Arguing the personality, background, etc. of the person instead of the issue. Sometimes name-calling. (distortion)
  2. Loaded words (in this case "useless") forces two arguments into one. (distortion)
  3. A follows B therefore A causes B. (oversimplification)
  4. Jumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)
  5. Drawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)

5 True/False questions

  1. Appeal to TraditionBecause a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)

          

  2. Either/OrAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)

          

  3. False AnalogySuggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)

          

  4. OversimplificationJust because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)

          

  5. Appeal to AuthorityBecause a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)

          

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