Quiz: Can You Spot This Fallacy?

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Quiz: Can You Spot This Fallacy?

Fallacies weaken an argument when you can detect them in your argument and that of others, you can strengthen the arguments you make and the ones you heard. Fallacies are prevalent and can be persuasive. This short quiz will test your knowledge of what on how you can detect fallacies in arguments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    President Clinton raised taxes, and then the rate of violent crime went up. Clinton is responsible for the rise in crime. Which kind of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Post Hoc 

    • B. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • C. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

    • D. 

      Appeal to flattery 

  • 2. 
    The seriousness of punishment should match the seriousness of the crime. Right now, the punishment for driving under the influence may be fine. But driving under influence is a very serious crime that can kill innocent people. So the death penalty should be the punishment for driving under the influence."  Which type of fallacy is this?
    • A. 

      Missing the point 

    • B. 

      Ad hominem 

    • C. 

      Ad Populum 

    • D. 

      Straw man 

  • 3. 
    Post Hoc is also known as? 
    • A. 

      False Dilemma 

    • B. 

      False confirmation 

    • C. 

      False confidence 

    • D. 

      False cause 

  • 4. 
    My roommate said her philosophy teacher is funny, and the one in my school is funny too. All philosophy teachers must be funny!" Which type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • B. 

      Ad Metum 

    • C. 

      Ad Hominem 

    • D. 

      Ad Populum 

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a type of fallacy? 
    • A. 

      Yelling 

    • B. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • C. 

      Straw man 

    • D. 

      Ad Populum 

  • 6. 
    Anne said her Math class was weird, and the one I'm in is hard too. She told me that all Math Classes must be hard.  What type of fallacy has Anne committed? 
    • A. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • B. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • C. 

      False Dilemma 

    • D. 

      False Dichotomy 

  • 7. 
    Eating meat is okay because we have been eating meat for thousands of years. What type of fallacy is this?
    • A. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

    • C. 

      Appeal to flattery 

    • D. 

      Hasty generalization 

  • 8. 
    All married women without a child commit adultery.  Which type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      False dichotomy

    • B. 

      Hasty generalization ​​​​​​​

    • C. 

      Begging the question 

    • D. 

      Slippery Slope 

  • 9. 
    You are either an Introvert or an extrovert. You are not an introvert. Therefore, you are an extrovert.  What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • B. 

      False Dilemma 

    • C. 

      Begging the question 

    • D. 

      Appeal to tradition 

  • 10. 
    My Dad is concerned when he realized that I skipped school for a day. He told me that he is concerned that since I skipped school for a day, I will start skipping more frequently. Then drop out of high-school and never graduate or get into college, and end up unemployed and living at home for the rest of my life.  What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • B. 

      False dichotomy

    • C. 

      Equivocation

    • D. 

      Begging the question 

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