Argumentation Terminology Trivia Quiz

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Argumentation is defined as the process of reasoning systematically in support of an idea, action or theory, and as expected, it comes with its fair share of complex vocabulary and terminology to define the different elements within it. What do you know of this argumentation terminology? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A comparison between two things to show how they are alike
    • A. 

      Antithesis

    • B. 

      Analogy

  • 2. 
    Opposing or contrasting statements
    • A. 

      Deduction

    • B. 

      Antithesis

  • 3. 
    Quoting from a source which is known to be knowledgeable or expert
    • A. 

      Appeal to Authority

    • B. 

      Rebuttal

  • 4. 
    A statement made by the writer for consideration as true
    • A. 

      Rhetoric

    • B. 

      Assertion

  • 5. 
    Argue against to prove wrong based on evidence
    • A. 

      Begging the Question

    • B. 

      Challenge/Refute/Dispute

  • 6. 
    To take a stand in support of something
    • A. 

      Defend

    • B. 

      Position

  • 7. 
    To alter or modify according to available evidence
    • A. 

      Red herring

    • B. 

      Qualify

  • 8. 
    Opinion of the writer
    • A. 

      Position

    • B. 

      Assertion

  • 9. 
    Final opposition to an assertion
    • A. 

      Rhetoric

    • B. 

      Rebuttal

  • 10. 
    Using spoken or written communication to persuade
    • A. 

      Rhetoric

    • B. 

      Deduction

  • 11. 
    A kind of reasoning which assumes a general principle and applies that to a specific application
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Deduction

  • 12. 
    This kind of reasoning involves making a generalization based on numerous facts
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Deduction

  • 13. 
    Attacking a person's motive or character inside of his/her argument
    • A. 

      AD Populum

    • B. 

      AD Hominem

  • 14. 
    Use of emotionally charge word to sway reader's opinion for or against argument
    • A. 

      AD Populum

    • B. 

      Begging the Question

  • 15. 
    Use of authority figure in a reference to the argument
    • A. 

      Ad Verecundiam

    • B. 

      Begging the Question

  • 16. 
    Presenting a premise as if it were a fact when it is debatable
    • A. 

      AD Populum

    • B. 

      Begging the question

  • 17. 
    Asserts that a situation can have only two possible outcomes
    • A. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • B. 

      Either/Or Fallacy

  • 18. 
    Basing a conclusion on too little evidence
    • A. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • B. 

      Oversimplification

  • 19. 
    Attempt to relate two or more ideas which are not related
    • A. 

      Post Hoc

    • B. 

      Non Sequitur

  • 20. 
    Trying to provide a simple solution to a complex problem
    • A. 

      Post Hoc

    • B. 

      Oversimplification

  • 21. 
    Assumption that an earlier event causes a later event, when there may be no connection between them
    • A. 

      Either/Or Fallacy

    • B. 

      Post Hoc

  • 22. 
    Something that is used to distract the audience's attention from the real issue
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Misleading statistics

  • 23. 
    Use of statistical evidence in order to mislead
    • A. 

      Red Herring

    • B. 

      Misleading statistics

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