What Is A Legal Claim?

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  • 1. 
    In logic the terms “statement”, “proposition” and “claim” are commonly used to mean the same thing — namely, an assertion that can be true or false (but not both).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Not all sentences can function as claims for argumentative purposes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    For a sentence to function as a claim in an argument, there must be a shared understanding among all relevant parties of the meaning of the sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In the context of logic and argumentation, to understand the meaning of a sentence is to understand what it would mean for the sentence to be true or false.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Can the following function as a claim in an argument? “Are you going to the beach this weekend?”
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Not a claim

  • 6. 
    Can the following function as a claim in an argument? “Put your hands in the air and turn around!”
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Not a claim

  • 7. 
    So-called “rhetorical questions” are actually not questions at all, but statements disguised as questions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If the meaning of a sentence is vague at all, then it cannot function as a claim in an argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Prediction: “Tomorrow is a day of new opportunities.”
    • A. 

      Too vague to function as a claim

    • B. 

      Too ambiguous to function as a claim

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither — this can function as a claim

  • 10. 
    Prediction: “Today you will receive a phone call at 3:31 PM, from a man asking about donations to the Red Cross.”
    • A. 

      Too vague to function as a claim

    • B. 

      Too ambiguous to function as a claim

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither — this can function as a claim