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5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Arguing the personality, background, etc. of the person instead of the issue. Sometimes name-calling. (distortion)
  2. Treating complex issues as if they are very simple. Black and white type thinking.
  3. Jumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)
  4. A follows B therefore A causes B. (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. 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)

          

  2. 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)

          

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

          

  4. Thin Entering WedgeAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)

          

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

          

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