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6 Written questions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Jumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)
  2. Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)
  3. Suggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)
  4. Doesn't move from a premise to a conclusion. The main assertion isn't supported; it is just repeated. (distortion)
  5. Treating complex issues as if they are very simple. Black and white type thinking.

5 True/False questions

  1. Appeal to TraditionBecause a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)


  2. Thin Entering WedgeEssentially - if you don't do what I think ought to be done, then something awful will happen. (oversimplification)


  3. Arguing the Person (Ad Hominem)Drawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)


  4. Non SequiturAn attempt at being logical, but conclusion needs more than the given premise(s). (distortion)


  5. Red HerringAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)