Analogy Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Only one of the following choices is an analogy argument. The rest are different kinds of arguments. Select the one and only analogy argument in the list below.
    • A. 

      All dolphins have blowholes.

    • B. 

      My grandad says that dolphins have blowholes, so all dolphins have blowholes.

    • C. 

      Dolphins are like orcas. All orcas have blowholes, so all dolphins have blowholes.

    • D. 

      Every dolphin I have ever seen has a blowhole, so all dolphins have blowholes.

    • E. 

      Dolphins are cetaceans, and all cetaceans have blowholes, so dolphins have blowholes.

    • F. 

      Nobody’s ever proved dolphins don’t have blowholes, so all dolphins do have blowholes.

    • G. 

      Dolphins couldn’t breathe without blowholes. They can breathe, so they all have blowholes.

  • 2. 
    Assuming that the following argument is fallacious, what fallacy is it most likely to be committing? It’s legal to eat oregano in food, so it should be totally legal to eat marijuana in food.
    • A. 

      False Analogy

    • B. 

      Begging the Question

    • C. 

      Red Herring.

  • 3. 
    Assuming that the following argument is fallacious, what fallacy is it most likely to be committing? We know that marijuana (cannabis leaves) should be legal, which strongly suggests that hashish (dried cannabis resin) should be legal.
    • A. 

      False Analogy

    • B. 

      Begging the Question

    • C. 

      Red Herring.

  • 4. 
    Assuming that the following argument is fallacious, what fallacy is it most likely to be committing? Dude, “marijuana” is Spanish and “cannabis” is Latin, but “hashish” is an Arabic word, so your analogy totally fails!
    • A. 

      False Analogy

    • B. 

      Begging the Question

    • C. 

      Red Herring.