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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. Drawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)
  4. Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)
  5. Essentially - if you don't do what I think ought to be done, then something awful will happen. (oversimplification)

5 True/False questions

  1. Red HerringSuggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)


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


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


  4. Circular Argument or Begging the QuestionJumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)


  5. OversimplificationTreating complex issues as if they are very simple. Black and white type thinking.


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