Critical Thinking Skills Quiz: Test!

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Critical Thinking Skills Quiz: Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would you define critical thinking? 
    • A. 

      Thinking which involves or exercises skilled judgment or observation or evaluative thinking

    • B. 

      A general term given to a wide range of cognitive skills and intellectual dispositions

    • C. 

      Negative or fault-finding.

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of these is not a part of critical thinking?
    • A. 

      Examining evidence

    • B. 

      Defining a problem

    • C. 

      Intolerance of ambiguity

    • D. 

      Disciplined thinking

    • E. 

      Analyzing assumptions and biases

  • 3. 
    Which of the following traits is important to critical thinking?
    • A. 

      Accuracy

    • B. 

      Clarity

    • C. 

      Relevancy

    • D. 

      Logical consistency

    • E. 

      All are important

  • 4. 
    ____________________ can be seen as self-centered thinking or self-interested thinking.
    • A. 

      Sociocentrism

    • B. 

      Egocentrism

    • C. 

      Wishful Thinking

    • D. 

      Unwarranted assumptions

    • E. 

      Relativistic thinking

  • 5. 
    __________________  is group-centered thinking; group bias or conformism.
    • A. 

      Unwarranted assumptions

    • B. 

      Egocentrism

    • C. 

      Relativistic thinking

    • D. 

      Sociocentrism

    • E. 

      Wishful Thinking

  • 6. 
    Suzie: I can't believe I got a B- on this marketing paper. My friend Sarah turned in this same paper in a different marketing class last semester, and she got an A. Ali: Don't you realize it's wrong to plagiarize someone else's work? Suzie: That's your opinion. What's wrong with one person isn't necessarily wrong for another, and I say there's nothing wrong with plagiarism-as long as you don't get caught. Which critical thinking barrier does Suzie exhibit?
    • A. 

      Stereotyping

    • B. 

      Wishful thinking

    • C. 

      Relativistic thinking

    • D. 

      Unwarranted assumptions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    "Assumptions are unnecessary and useless"?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not a good definition of being skeptical?
    • A. 

      Doubting

    • B. 

      Indiscriminately rejecting ideas

    • C. 

      Suspending judgment

    • D. 

      Accepting only justified claims

    • E. 

      All of the above are good definitions of skepticism

  • 9. 
    Critical thinkers ___________________________; they look at different points of view, and will change positions when reason leads them to do so.
    • A. 

      Value stereotypes, respect precision, look for evidence, and look for logical explanations

    • B. 

      View phenomena with disbelief and bias

    • C. 

      Are open-minded, value fair-mindedness, respect evidence and reasoning, respect clarity and precision

    • D. 

      Identify and evaluate arguments, ignore criteria, and apply reasoning

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not a procedure for applying Criteria?
    • A. 

      Asking questions

    • B. 

      Making judgements

    • C. 

      Identifying assumptions

    • D. 

      Eliminating all opinions

    • E. 

      All of the above are procedures for applying criteria

  • 11. 
    Which of these is not a barrier to critical thought?
    • A. 

      Poor reading skills

    • B. 

      Poor listening skills

    • C. 

      Prejudice

    • D. 

      Bias

    • E. 

      Acceptance of change

  • 12. 
    Unwarranted assumptions are beliefs that are learned or presumed to be true without adequate evidence or justification. What is a common example of unwarranted assumptions?
    • A. 

      Logical reasoning

    • B. 

      Conformism

    • C. 

      Black-and-white thinking

    • D. 

      Stereotyping

    • E. 

      Wishful thinking