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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. Doesn't move from a premise to a conclusion. The main assertion isn't supported; it is just repeated. (distortion)
  3. A follows B therefore A causes B. (oversimplification)
  4. Drawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)
  5. An irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Hasty or Sweeping GeneralizationJumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)


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


  3. Either/OrSuggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)


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


  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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