NAME

Question types


Start with


Question limit

of 16 available terms

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads
Print test

6 Written questions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Doesn't move from a premise to a conclusion. The main assertion isn't supported; it is just repeated. (distortion)
  2. An attempt at being logical, but conclusion needs more than the given premise(s). (distortion)
  3. Because a popular figure, an "expert" says it's true, it must be true. Beware also of such authoritative statements "statistics show..." (distortion)
  4. Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)
  5. Suggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)

5 True/False questions

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

          

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

          

  3. You're Another (Tu Quoque)Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)

          

  4. Hasty or Sweeping GeneralizationJumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)

          

  5. Mistaking the CauseA follows B therefore A causes B. (oversimplification)