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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Appeal to the People
  2. Appeal to Force
  3. Argument Against the Person
  4. False Cause
  5. False Dichotomy
  1. a Wrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).
  2. b arguer criticizes the person rather than the argument
  3. c an informal fallacy that is committed when an arguer presents two non-jointly exhaustive alternatives as if they were jointly exhaustive and then eliminates one, leaving the other as the conclusion
  4. d Attempts to convince you of something by claiming that you'll be accepted or valued if you believe it
  5. e "to the stick" implied harm if person does not accept the conclusion, threat is logically irrelevant

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an informal fallacy that occurs when the conclusion of an argument depends on an analogy (or similarity) that is not strong enough to support enough to support the conclusion
  2. When a writer uses the same term in two different senses in an argument, in order to create a fallacious conclusion
  3. Assumption that whatever cannot be proven false must be true (or vice versa). "No one can prove that the Loch Ness monster doesn't exist, so therefore, it does exist."
  4. cited witness lacks credibility, there are some areas in which no one can be considered an authority, politics, morals, and religion
  5. general rule is applied to a specific case it was not intended to cover

5 True/False questions

  1. Suppressed Evidencea fallacy that occurs when the arguer ignores relevant evidence that outweighs the presented evidence and entails a very different conclusion


  2. Begging The Questionleaving out a key premise, restating premise, ignoring the question. Includes circular reasoning


  3. Amphibolyan informal fallacy that occurs when the conclusion of an argument depends on the misinterpretation of a statement that is ambiguous owing to some structural defect


  4. Straw ManA logical fallacy that involves the creation of an easily refutable position; misrepresenting, then attacking an opponent's position.


  5. Hasty GeneralizationDraws a conclusion about a population based on a small sample (jumping to conclusions).


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