5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Appeal to the People
- Appeal to Force
- Argument Against the Person
- False Cause
- False Dichotomy
- a Wrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).
- b arguer criticizes the person rather than the argument
- 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
- d Attempts to convince you of something by claiming that you'll be accepted or valued if you believe it
- e "to the stick" implied harm if person does not accept the conclusion, threat is logically irrelevant
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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
- When a writer uses the same term in two different senses in an argument, in order to create a fallacious conclusion
- 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."
- cited witness lacks credibility, there are some areas in which no one can be considered an authority, politics, morals, and religion
- general rule is applied to a specific case it was not intended to cover
5 True/False questions
Suppressed Evidence → a fallacy that occurs when the arguer ignores relevant evidence that outweighs the presented evidence and entails a very different conclusion
Begging The Question → leaving out a key premise, restating premise, ignoring the question. Includes circular reasoning
Amphiboly → an 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
Straw Man → A logical fallacy that involves the creation of an easily refutable position; misrepresenting, then attacking an opponent's position.
Hasty Generalization → Draws a conclusion about a population based on a small sample (jumping to conclusions).