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5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A way of deflecting a hostile charge by making a similar charge against he opponent. (distortion)
  2. An irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)
  3. Arguing the personality, background, etc. of the person instead of the issue. Sometimes name-calling. (distortion)
  4. Essentially - if you don't do what I think ought to be done, then something awful will happen. (oversimplification)
  5. Because a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. You prove it firstArguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)

          

  3. Loaded ArgumentLoaded words (in this case "useless") forces two arguments into one. (distortion)

          

  4. Guilt by AssociationDrawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)

          

  5. Appeal to TraditionJust because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)

          

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