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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Drawing a conclusion - often condemning - just because he/she is associated with a group or event. (conclusion)
  2. Essentially - if you don't do what I think ought to be done, then something awful will happen. (oversimplification)
  3. Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)
  4. An irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)
  5. Just because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)

5 True/False questions

  1. Loaded ArgumentLoaded words (in this case "useless") forces two arguments into one. (distortion)

          

  2. False AnalogySuggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)

          

  3. You're Another (Tu Quoque)A way of deflecting a hostile charge by making a similar charge against he opponent. (distortion)

          

  4. Either/OrAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)

          

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

          

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