Critical Thinking - Syllogism And Fallacies

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Critical Thinking - Syllogism And Fallacies

Syllogism is aimed at identifying the general truth in a particular situation whereas fallacies are mistaken beliefs based on unsound judgment. Having covered some types of Syllogisms in the previous class you are well capable of handling the quiz below. Give it a try and refresh your memory. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The syllogism of affirming the antecedent is also called?
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Modus Tollens

  • 2. 
    The syllogism of denying the consequent is also called?
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Modus tollens

  • 3. 
    All my sisters are fairThis lady is my sisterSo this lady is fair. This is known as?
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Modus tollens

    • C. 

      Hypothetical syllogism

    • D. 

      Disjunctive syllogism

  • 4. 
    The syllogism that is true if one of the premises is true is known as?
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Modus tollens

    • C. 

      Hypothetical syllogism

    • D. 

      Disjunctive syllogism

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Fallacy of negating the antecedent

    • B. 

      False hypothetical syllogism

    • C. 

      Fallacy of affirming the consequent

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Fallacy of affirming the consequent

    • B. 

      Modus ponens

    • C. 

      Modus Tollens

    • D. 

      Hypothetical syllogism

  • 7. 
    If I learn smart enough i will score an A in my exam.Damzinium has helped me learn smart. Therefore I will score an A in my exam.This is an example of?
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Modus tollens

    • C. 

      Hypothetical syllogism

    • D. 

      Disjunctive syllogism

  • 8. 
    All butterflies are insects.A beetle is an insect.Therefore a beetle is a butterfly.This is an example of?
    • A. 

      Fallacy of affirming the consequent

    • B. 

      Fallacy of negating the antecedent

    • C. 

      False hypothetical syllogism

    • D. 

      Disjunctive syllogism

  • 9. 
    All metals expand when heated.Copper is a metal.So copper expands when heated.This is an example of?
    • A. 

      False hypothetical syllogism

    • B. 

      Modus ponens

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Disjunctive Syllogism

  • 10. 
    All commonwealth boys are rowdy. Derick is a commonwealth boy.Therefore Derick is rowdy.This is an example of?
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Modus tollens

    • C. 

      Hypothetical syllogism

    • D. 

      Disjunctive syllogism.