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6 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Consists of an oversimplification of an opponents argument to make it easier to attack.
  2. Telling part of the truth while hiding the entire truth.
  3. Refers to the setting up of a cause and effect relationship when non exists.
  4. The assumption that whatever has not been proven false must be true or whatever has not been proved true must be false.
  5. An argument where someone assumes that parts or all of what the person claims to be proving are proven facts.
  6. Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.

5 True/False questions

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


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


  3. Non SequiturA statement that does not relate logically to what comes before it.


  4. Hasty GeneralizationIllogical, misleading comparison between two things.


  5. Slippery SlopeSuggests dire consequences from relatively minor cases


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