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6 Written Questions

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Because a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)
  2. Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)
  3. Essentially - if you don't do what I think ought to be done, then something awful will happen. (oversimplification)
  4. Just because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)
  5. Doesn't move from a premise to a conclusion. The main assertion isn't supported; it is just repeated. (distortion)

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. OversimplificationJust because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)

          

  3. Mistaking the CauseSuggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)

          

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

          

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

          

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