Final Practice Test - Critical Thinking

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Final Practice Test - Critical Thinking

With the finals just around the corner it is important for us to remember what we have studies so far on critical thinking and thinkers. The practice quiz below is challenging but guarantees you of a good grade when you tackle the exam. Try it out and get to train your brain on some questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Consensus requires that all members of a team agree on everything.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Studies show that the use of mind enhancing drugs, like LSD, actually increase creativity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A syllogism is a traditional method of expressing a logical argument. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Syllogisms are often expressed in mathematical terms, such as:  All A are B, all B are C, and so on.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    One way of double checking an expert's opinion is to see whether or not the opinion is shared by other experts in the field of study. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When is comes to burden of proof, the more controversial an issue is the greater the burden on the person suggesting a change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Truth changes when new information is obtained.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Studies have shown that the more ideas which are generated the greater the quality of the ideas.  This is why brainstorming is such an effective technique for problem solving.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A variable is the one thing which changes in a scientific experiment.  In a good experiment, nothing else changes.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Personal experience is the strongest way of knowing something, and the way most people see the world is skewed by their own experiences and beliefs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    You personal experience is often the strongest way of knowing something, and it menas that others probably share your experience.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Another good word for "unpublished reports" is "rumors".  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Some people put more faith in the person who says something, than in the idea itself.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Creativity has many benefits.  Not only do creative people invent wonderful new products, but they can often find new ways to use things that already exist.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A movement that is supposed to look like a "grassroots" movement, but is really a fake movement backed by powerful forces is known as "astroturf."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Before we can trust any new data from scientific experiements, we must wait until they are replicated by other legitimate scientists.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Expressions of taste don't have to be justified because they invovle things like whether the individual prefers chicken or fish. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Legislation that provided equal time for candidates of all parties on television was known as the Fairness Doctrine.  This law was eliminated during the Ronald Reagan administration.  Whether or not it should be brought back is still a controversial issue.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    We all may be a little guilty of the common problem of "mine-is-better" thinking when we favor our own home town, our local sports team, or our alumnus.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    You can trust that whatever you see on a TV news station or read in a newspaper is completely unbiased and free of error.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In the American judicial system, we have rules about who carries the greater burden of proof in a criminal or civil trial. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The definition of a "fact" is something which can be proven.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Judy found it hard to believe that her cousin, Kendra, was knowledgeable about politics.  After all, Kendra was a student at a fashion college!  Judy was guity of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Self-deception

    • B. 

      Stereotyping

    • C. 

      Conformity

    • D. 

      Mine-is-better thinking

    • E. 

      Oversimplifying

  • 25. 
    Amanda wants to know how her customers are reacting to a new display in her store.  So, she installs a video to see how many people walk over to the display and pick up merchandise.  This method of research is known as:
    • A. 

      Observational study

    • B. 

      Experiment

    • C. 

      Survey

    • D. 

      Research review