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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. enthymeme
  2. distributed
  3. middle term
  4. Venn diagram
  5. only
  1. a in a categorical claim, a subject or predicate term that concerns every member of the group that the subject or predicate term represents
  2. b a diagram of overlapping circles used to represent the relationship between categorical claims
  3. c a deductive categorical argument in which a premise or conclusion is unstated
  4. d 'only' term that refers to the predicate term
  5. e in a categorical syllogism, the term that occurs in both premises but is absent from the conclusion

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 3. If a premise is negative, the conclusion must be negative, and vice versa
  2. 2. Any term that is distributed in the conclusion must be distributed in a premise
  3. in a standard form categorical claim, the first plural noun identifying a class, group, or set
  4. the form of presenting categorical claims following the formal rules of their expression
  5. Step 1: Basic Analysis
    Step 2: Argument » Fallacy
    Step 3: If argument does not commit a fallacy » Diagram + verify that the diagram is consistent
    Step 4: Kind of Argument
    (deductive » truth-functional/categorical)
    (inductive » analogical, causal, inductive generalization)
    Step 5: Evaluate
    (If categorical » state syllogism in standard form + demonstrate valid/invalid using
    1. Venn diagram or
    2. rules for valid syllogisms)

5 True/False questions

  1. Rules for Valid Syllogisms5. A valid argument cannot have two universal premises when the conclusion is particular

          

  2. categorical syllogism4. A valid argument cannot have two negative premises

          

  3. predicate termin a standard form categorical claim, the second plural noun identifying a class, group, or set

          

  4. Rules for Valid Syllogismsa common type of categorical argument, containing two premises and a conclusion

          

  5. the only'only' term that refers to the predicate term