Eng 101 Argumentative Appeals

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ENG 101 argumentative appeals


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  • 1. 
    "You should vote for Senator Smith's tax relief bill. A recent survey shows that a majority of Americans support the bill." This is an appeal to...
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Emotion

  • 2. 
    "This child lives in a shack in one of the poorest villages in Ecuador. She sleeps on the ground, using her hands as a pillow. The nearest source of clean water is miles away. Disease is rampant. Support this child by donating to Save the Children International." This is an appeal to...
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Emotion

  • 3. 
    "The best way to start a small business is to find a need and fill it. Come up with a business plan. Borrow $20,000 from the bank. Work your butt off every day. That's how I got started, and now my business rakes in $1 million a year." This is an appeal to...
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Emotion

  • 4. 
    "Everyone deserves an equal chance to get an education. Being born rich or poor shouldn't determine your future. That's why you should support Bill 23, which will provide money for low-income students to receive an education."
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Experience

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Emotion

  • 5. 
    Which kind of logical fallacy is this? "Why should we take Senator Smith’s tax relief bill seriously? After all…he cheated on his wife!"
    • A. 

      Ad hominem

    • B. 

      Bandwagon

    • C. 

      Circular reasoning

    • D. 

      Hasty generalization

  • 6. 
    Which kind of logical fallacy is this? "Your theory is ridiculous, and here’s why. Neither the intentional nor extensional approaches to prototype compositionality succeed in their present formulations. Instead, a hybrid extensional theory of prototype compositionality should afford a concept-driven function of what triggers its constituent prototypes. Case closed."
    • A. 

      Straw man

    • B. 

      Call to perfection

    • C. 

      Non sequitur

    • D. 

      Proof by verbosity

  • 7. 
    Which kind of logical fallacy is this? "We cannot allow a speed-limit increase from 70 to 75 mph. If we do that, what’s to stop us from raising it to 80, 85, 90, 100…?"
    • A. 

      Ad hominem

    • B. 

      Circular reasoning

    • C. 

      Slippery slope

    • D. 

      Bandwagon

  • 8. 
    What kind of logical fallacy is this? "They say smoking is bad for your health, but that’s not necessarily true. My grandfather smoked, and he lived to be 95."
    • A. 

      Red herring

    • B. 

      Relativist fallacy

    • C. 

      Bandwagon

    • D. 

      Ad hominem

  • 9. 
    What kind of logical fallacy is this? "I know I’m going to win the lottery this year…I’ve played it every day for 30 years and never won. My luck is bound to change."
    • A. 

      False dilemma

    • B. 

      Gambler's fallacy

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization

    • D. 

      Circular reasoning

  • 10. 
    What kind of logical fallacy is this? Your refrigerator in your apartment stops working. Your landlord says it must be your fault. After all…he never had a problem with it until you moved in.
    • A. 

      Gambler's fallacy

    • B. 

      Red herring

    • C. 

      Proof by verbosity

    • D. 

      Post hoc

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