Quiz: How Well-familiar Are You With Various Fallacies?

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Quiz: How Well-familiar Are You With Various Fallacies?

There are few things to watch out for to detect any fallacy in a statement. They are very common and can be convincing. There are dozen of fallacies in the newspapers, advertisements, and other sources. This short quiz will test your knowledge of what on how you can detect fallacies in arguments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which type of fallacy makes assumptions about a whole group or range of cases based on an inadequate sample? 
    • A. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • B. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • C. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

    • D. 

      False Dilemma 

  • 2. 
    Which type of fallacy do debaters eliminate one of the choices, so it seems that we are left with only one option? 
    • A. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • B. 

      False dichotomy

    • C. 

      False Dilemma 

    • D. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

  • 3. 
    Which kind of fallacy slides between two or more different meanings of a single word or phrase that is important to the argument? 
    • A. 

      False dichotomy

    • B. 

      Equivocation

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • D. 

      Appeal to flattery 

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning Ad Populum? 
    • A. 

      People 

    • B. 

      Arguments 

    • C. 

      To the people 

    • D. 

      Believe in the facts

  • 5. 
    Which type of fallacy does a debater claim that a sort of chain reaction, usually ending in some dire consequence, will take place, but there’s not enough evidence for that assumption? 
    • A. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • B. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

    • C. 

      False Dilemma 

    • D. 

      Begging the question 

  • 6. 
    You are either a saint or a sinner. You are not a saint. Therefore, you are a sinner.  What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      False Dilemma 

    • B. 

      False Dichotomy 

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • D. 

      Equivocation

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

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

    • C. 

      False dichotomy

    • D. 

      Begging the question 

  • 8. 
    Winston Hall is in bad shape. Either we tear it down and put up a new building, or we continue to risk students’ safety. We shouldn’t risk anyone’s safety, so we must tear the building down". which type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Begging the question 

    • B. 

      Equivocation

    • C. 

      Appeal to ignorance 

    • D. 

      False dichotomy

  • 9. 
    David said, “Active euthanasia is morally acceptable. It is a decent, ethical thing to help another human being escape suffering through death”.  Which type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Begging the question 

    • B. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • C. 

      False dichotomy 

    • D. 

      Hasty generalization 

  • 10. 
    Which type of fallacy takes place when an arguer tries to get people to accept a conclusion by making them feel sorry for someone? 
    • A. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      Appeal to fear 

    • C. 

      Appeal to pity

    • D. 

      Equivocation

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