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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Any kind of fallacious argument that criticizes an idea by pointing something out about the person who holds the idea.
  2. Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.
  3. Used to frighten readers or listeners into agreeing with the speaker.
  4. The assumption that whatever has not been proven false must be true or whatever has not been proved true must be false.
  5. Refers to the setting up of a cause and effect relationship when non exists.
  6. The speaker presumes that his or her beliefs are beyond question.

5 True/False questions

  1. Slippery SlopeSuggests dire consequences from relatively minor cases


  2. Straw Man ArgumentAttempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.


  3. Argument from AuthorityTempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person


  4. Hasty GeneralizationLeading to a conclusion by providing insufficient, selective evidence.


  5. Bandwagon appealsAppeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.