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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. Loaded words (in this case "useless") forces two arguments into one. (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. Suggesting only two alternatives, with no shades of grey. (oversimplification)
  5. Treating complex issues as if they are very simple. Black and white type thinking.

5 True/False questions

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

          

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

          

  3. Hasty or Sweeping GeneralizationJust because it is a tradition it is right and good.This appeals to deep rooted emotional biases. (distortion)

          

  4. Guilt by AssociationTreating complex issues as if they are very simple. Black and white type thinking.

          

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