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6 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. Scare TacticsAttempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.

          

  2. Slippery SlopeSuggests dire consequences from relatively minor cases

          

  3. False DichotomyIllogical, misleading comparison between two things.

          

  4. Straw Man ArgumentConsists of an oversimplification of an opponents argument to make it easier to attack.

          

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