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6 Written questions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Suggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)
  2. Loaded words (in this case "useless") forces two arguments into one. (distortion)
  3. The comparison is not appropriate. (oversimplification)
  4. Jumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)
  5. Just because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)

5 True/False questions

  1. Red HerringAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)


  2. You're Another (Tu Quoque)A way of deflecting a hostile charge by making a similar charge against he opponent. (distortion)


  3. 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)


  4. You prove it firstAn attempt at being logical, but conclusion needs more than the given premise(s). (distortion)


  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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