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6 Written Questions

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Because a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)
  2. A way of deflecting a hostile charge by making a similar charge against he opponent. (distortion)
  3. Doesn't move from a premise to a conclusion. The main assertion isn't supported; it is just repeated. (distortion)
  4. Suggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)
  5. Drawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Non SequiturAn attempt at being logical, but conclusion needs more than the given premise(s). (distortion)

          

  2. Loaded ArgumentAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)

          

  3. Arguing the Person (Ad Hominem)Arguing the personality, background, etc. of the person instead of the issue. Sometimes name-calling. (distortion)

          

  4. False AnalogyThe comparison is not appropriate. (oversimplification)

          

  5. Thin Entering WedgeEssentially - if you don't do what I think ought to be done, then something awful will happen. (oversimplification)

          

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