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5 Written questions

4 Matching questions

  1. Rules for Valid Syllogisms
  2. subject term
  3. quantifier
  4. Directions for a Complete Analysis plus Evaluation
  1. a 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)
  2. b the term beginning a standard form categorical claimm, which indicates the quantity and quality of the claim
  3. c 3. If a premise is negative, the conclusion must be negative, and vice versa
  4. d in a standard form categorical claim, the first plural noun identifying a class, group, or set

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in a categorical claim, the verb linking the subject and predicate terms
  2. in a categorical syllogism, the subject term of the conclusion, which is also present in one of the premises
  3. 4. A valid argument cannot have two negative premises
  4. in a categorical claim, a subject or predicate term that concerns every member of the group that the subject or predicate term represents
  5. 5. A valid argument cannot have two universal premises when the conclusion is particular

5 True/False questions

  1. middle termin a categorical syllogism, the term that occurs in both premises but is absent from the conclusion


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


  3. standard formthe form of presenting categorical claims following the formal rules of their expression


  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 subject term