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Argument And Fallacy Packet Quiz

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A multible choice, and true false quiz on the Argument and Fallacy Packet

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Consider the following argument.      Premise 1) All unicorns have a single horn.      Premise 2) John is a unicorn.      2a) What is the conclusion?        
    • A. 

      All unicorns are named John

    • B. 

      John has a single horn

    • C. 

      All single horned animals are called unicorns

  • 2. 
    Consider the following argument.      Premise 1) All unicorns have a single horn.      Premise 2) John is a unicorn.      Is the argument valid?    
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Validity does not apply

  • 3. 
    Consider the following argument.      Premise 1) All unicorns have a single horn.      Premise 2) John is a unicorn.     2c) Is the argument true?
    • A. 

      Yes, truth does not consider whether or not unicorns actually do exist.

    • B. 

      No, true does consider whether or not unicorns actually do exist.

    • C. 

      What is truth? It is only an illusion.

  • 4. 
    What is the difference between a true disjunction and a non-true disjunction?
    • A. 

      A true disjunction has an unlimited number of 'disjuncts.'

    • B. 

      A true disjunction has the only options.

    • C. 

      A true disjunction always has only two 'disjuncts.'

  • 5. 
    Calling someone names in order to disprove their arguments is called...
    • A. 

      Loaded/complex question

    • B. 

      Scare tactic

    • C. 

      Ad hominem

  • 6. 
    When looking at inductive arguments, the conclusion is always 100% knowable. In other words the conclusion follows from the premises 100% of the time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the following argument type? If Professor Hull is a genius then he would pass the pop quiz. Professor Hull did not pass the pop quiz. Therefore, Professor Hull is not a genius.
    • A. 

      Hypothetical syllogism

    • B. 

      Modus Ponens

    • C. 

      Modus Tollens

  • 8. 
    In order to disprove an argument you must...
    • A. 

      Caste aspersions on the person making the argument.

    • B. 

      Give reasons why the evidence does not lead to the conclusion

    • C. 

      There is not good way to attack any argument.