The Fallacy Game

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This is a quiz game designed to teach students how to identify logical fallacies in an argument. The fallacies covered are "Begging the Question, Circular Reasoning, Weak Analogy, Ad Hominem (Personal Attack), Hasty or Sweeping Generality, Either/Or, Red Herring, Equivocation, Slippery Slope, You Also, Appeal to Doubtful Authority, Misuse of Statistics, Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc (After this therefore because of this) , Non Sequiter (It doesn't follow) and Bandwagon (Ad Populum).

  
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  • 1. 
    Defense Attorney:  This young man could not possibly have killed his parents, because he is now an orphan.
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Circular Reasoning

    • C. 

      Bandwagon

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 2. 
    How is a raven like a writing desk?Because Poe wrote on both.
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Weak Analogy

    • C. 

      Bandwagon

    • D. 

      Begging the question


  • 3. 
    …[I]f once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of at the time.
    • A. 

      Weak Analogy

    • B. 

      Slippery Slope

    • C. 

      Equivocation

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 4. 
    Gerda Reith is convinced that superstition can be a positive force. "It gives you a sense of control by making you think you can work out what's going to happen next," she says. "And it also makes you feel lucky. And to take a risk or to enter into a chancy situation, you really have to believe in your own luck. In that sense, it's a very useful way of thinking, because the alternative is fatalism, which is to say, 'Oh, there's nothing I can do.' At least superstition makes people do things."
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Weak Analogy

    • C. 

      Equivocation

    • D. 

      Either/or fallacy


  • 5. 
    "We admit that this measure is popular. But we also urge you to note that there are so many bond issues on this ballot that the whole thing is getting ridiculous."
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Weak Analogy

    • C. 

      Equivocation

    • D. 

      Circular Reasoning


  • 6. 
    "If you do not buy this type of pet food, you are neglecting your dog."
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Misuse of Statistics

    • C. 

      Equivocation

    • D. 

      Non Sequitur


  • 7. 
    More and more young people are attending high schools and colleges today than ever before. Yet there is more juvenile delinquency and more alienation among the young. This makes it clear that these young people are being corrupted by their education.
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Bandwagon

    • C. 

      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

    • D. 

      Non Sequitur


  • 8. 
    A feather is light.What is light cannot be dark.Therefore, a feather cannot be dark.
    • A. 

      Equivocation

    • B. 

      Bandwagon

    • C. 

      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

    • D. 

      Non Sequitur


  • 9. 
    Four out of five dentists recommend brand X gum, choose the gum that most dentists think  is better for your teeth.
    • A. 

      You also (Tu Quoque)

    • B. 

      Misuse of Statistics

    • C. 

      Appeal to Doubtful Authority

    • D. 

      Slippery Slope


  • 10. 
    Birds normally can fly. Tweety the Penguin is a bird. Therefore, Tweety can fly.
    • A. 

      Circular Reasoning

    • B. 

      Sweeping generalization

    • C. 

      Appeal to Doubtful Authority

    • D. 

      None of the Above


  • 11. 
    http://youtu.be/0E8YbgrN5FU
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Circular Logic

    • C. 

      Bandwagon

    • D. 

      Begging the question


  • 12. 
      http://youtu.be/ZrnbyMx58n4?t=2s
    • A. 

      Ad Hominem

    • B. 

      Slippery Slope

    • C. 

      Red Herring

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 13. 
    http://youtu.be/nG4IX5jBc4Q
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Bandwagon

    • C. 

      Equivocation

    • D. 

      Non Sequitur


  • 14. 
    http://youtu.be/rfj3dPkeaqI
    • A. 

      You also (Tu Quoque)

    • B. 

      Misuse of Statistics

    • C. 

      Appeal to Doubtful Authority

    • D. 

      None of the Above


  • 15. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIIRmSV8JKE
    • A. 

      Circular Reasoning

    • B. 

      Misuse of Statistics

    • C. 

      Appeal to Doubtful Authority

    • D. 

      None of the Above


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