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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A way of deflecting a hostile charge by making a similar charge against he opponent. (distortion)
  2. Treating complex issues as if they are very simple. Black and white type thinking.
  3. Jumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)
  4. An irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)
  5. Arguing that something is true just because someone hasn't proven it false. A way of deflecting the burden of the argument. (distortion)

5 True/False questions

  1. Arguing the Person (Ad Hominem)Arguing the personality, background, etc. of the person instead of the issue. Sometimes name-calling. (distortion)

          

  2. Mistaking the CauseSuggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)

          

  3. Loaded ArgumentAn irrelevant comment, sometimes made deliberately to distract attention. (distortion)

          

  4. Circular Argument or Begging the QuestionJumping to conclusions from an insufficient sampling. (oversimplification)

          

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

          

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