6 Written questions
6 Multiple choice questions
- Consists of an oversimplification of an opponents argument to make it easier to attack.
- Telling part of the truth while hiding the entire truth.
- Refers to the setting up of a cause and effect relationship when non exists.
- The assumption that whatever has not been proven false must be true or whatever has not been proved true must be false.
- An argument where someone assumes that parts or all of what the person claims to be proving are proven facts.
- Appeals to the heart of readers so they forget to use their minds.
5 True/False questions
Argument from Authority → Tempts us to agree with the writer's assumptions based on the authority of a famous person
Red Herring → Attempts to shift attention away from an important issue by introducing an issue that has no logical connection to the discussion at hand.
Non Sequitur → A statement that does not relate logically to what comes before it.
Hasty Generalization → Illogical, misleading comparison between two things.
Slippery Slope → Suggests dire consequences from relatively minor cases