Can You Pass This Basic Critical Thinking Test?

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Can You Pass This Basic Critical Thinking Test?

Over the past few weeks, we will be able to understand what is critical thinking and how to become a good critical thinker. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of reading over Chapter 1. Give it a shot and be sure to come back and take the quizzes on the next chapters you will cover. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The authors of the text believe that those that put a tanning salon in Butte City, CA were using Critical Thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    When you state a belief then you are making a claim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Presenting a reason for believing a claim is true is known as an _____________ .
  • 4. 
    The concept that one idea is as good as another is known as ________________ .
  • 5. 
    An argument whose premises being true would mean necessarily that the conclusion is true is called a/an:
    • A. 

      Deductive argument

    • B. 

      Inductive argument

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Statement

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    An argument whose premises being true would mean that probaby the conclusions are true is known as a/an:  
    • A. 

      Deductive argument

    • B. 

      Inductive argument

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Statement

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Arguments are:
    • A. 

      An explaination of somthing

    • B. 

      An attempt to convenice someone of something

    • C. 

      Pointless

    • D. 

      Something you use with your spouse

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The two parts of an arguments are:
    • A. 

      Arguer and arguee

    • B. 

      First part and second part

    • C. 

      Premise and conclusion

    • D. 

      It varies from argument to argument

    • E. 

      None of the abovie

  • 9. 
    “The environment needs George W. Bush like farmers need drough,”iIs a good argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    There are better means of persuation than presenting an argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False