1.1 What Is An Argument?

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Argument Quizzes & Trivia

Here's a short quiz on the concepts discussed in this tutorial.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In logic, the term “argument” always implies some kind of emotional confrontation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The same argument can be written in more than one way, using different words, different sentences and different sentence organization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In ordinary language we often rely on implicit background assumptions when both presenting and interpreting arguments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "An argument is a set of claims, or statements."Is this enough to count as a proper definition of an argument?
    • A. 

      Yes, it's enough.

    • B. 

      No, it's not enough.

  • 5. 
    Is the following argument is written in "standard form"?"Peanut butter is healthier for you than ordinary butter. It's got peanuts, for one thing, and peanuts have protein and nutrients that ordinary butter doesn't."
    • A. 

      Yes, it's written in standard form.

    • B. 

      No, it's not written in standard form.

  • 6. 
    "Whales are mammals, so of course they breathe air."This argument relies on an implicit (unstated) premise in order to infer the conclusion. Choose the best candidate for this implicit premise.
    • A. 

      Whales are mammals.

    • B. 

      Mammals are whales.

    • C. 

      Whales breathe air.

    • D. 

      Mammals breathe air.

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