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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. False Dichotomy
  2. Accident
  3. Begging The Question
  4. Appeal to Ignorance
  5. Amphiboly
  1. a leaving out a key premise, restating premise, ignoring the question. Includes circular reasoning
  2. b 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
  3. c 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. d general rule is applied to a specific case it was not intended to cover
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented
  2. Wrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).
  3. Draws a conclusion about a population based on a small sample (jumping to conclusions).
  4. an informally fallacy that occurs when the premise of an argument entails one particular conclusion but a completely different conclusion is actually drawn
  5. A fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion

5 True/False questions

  1. tu quoqueWrongly assumes a cause-and-effect relationship ('A' causes 'B' without proof that a relationship actually exists).

          

  2. Appeal to the PeopleAttempts to convince you of something by claiming that you'll be accepted or valued if you believe it

          

  3. Argument Against the Personarguer criticizes the person rather than the argument

          

  4. EquivocationWhen a writer uses the same term in two different senses in an argument, in order to create a fallacious conclusion

          

  5. Appeal to Unqualified AuthorityAttempts to convince you of something by claiming that you'll be accepted or valued if you believe it