The Ultimate Trivia On Fallacies!

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The Ultimate Trivia On Fallacies! - Quiz

Fallacies can be subdivided into two, the formal fallacy and the informal fallacy. Fallacies are faulty and invalid reasoning in a sentence and mostly arguments. This argument may be deceptive because it appears to be better than it is. This short quiz will test your knowledge of how fast you can detect a type of fallacy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Eating meatloaf is ok because we have been eating meatloaf for thousands of years. What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      Post hoc ergo propter hoc

    • C. 

      Straw man 

    • D. 

      Appeal to flattery 

  • 2. 
    Either you are for me or against me.  What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      False Dilemma 

    • B. 

      Post hoc ergo propter hoc

    • C. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • D. 

      Appeal to flattery 

  • 3. 
    If you can't see for yourself that I am the best-qualified person for the job, then perhaps my lawyer would be able to convince you. What type of fallacy is this?
    • A. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      Ad metum

    • C. 

      Post hoc ergo propter hoc

    • D. 

      False Dilemma 

  • 4. 
    In both of the murder mysteries I have read, the District Attorney was the culprit. All mystery writers like to make lawyers out to be villains. What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      Post hoc ergo propter hoc

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • D. 

      False Dilemma 

  • 5. 
    What does Ad Metum mean in English? 
    • A. 

      Post hoc ergo propter hoc

    • B. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • D. 

      Appeal to fear

  • 6. 
    Jane said her English class was hard, and the one I'm in is hard too. She said all English Classes must be hard.  What type of fallacy has Isabella committed? 
    • A. 

      Appeal to fear 

    • B. 

      Hasty generalization

    • C. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • D. 

      Ad metum

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a type of fallacy? 
    • A. 

      Hasty generalization 

    • B. 

      Indices

    • C. 

      Straw man

    • D. 

      False Dilemma 

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a misleading fallacy that make use of terms with more one than one meaning by glossing over which meaning that is intended at a particular time?
    • A. 

      Equivocation

    • B. 

      Appeal to probability

    • C. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • D. 

      Hasty generalization 

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a formal fallacy? 
    • A. 

      False equivalence 

    • B. 

      Appeal to probability 

    • C. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • D. 

      Fallacy of composition 

  • 10. 
    You are either an Angel or a Demon. You are not an Angel. Therefore, you are a Demon.  What type of fallacy is this? 
    • A. 

      Appeal to tradition 

    • B. 

      False Dilemma

    • C. 

      Slippery Slope 

    • D. 

      Hasty generalization 

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