Hypothetical Syllogisms

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Hypothetical Syllogisms

Hypothetical Syllogisms are patterns of deductive reasoning. Three forms are valid and two forms are not. Test your skills at identifying which patterns they are!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If A then B,A.Therefore, B.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 2. 
    If I want to learn to drive, I had better take some lessons.I do want to learn to drive.Therefore, I'd better take some lessons.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 3. 
    If A then B.If B, then C.Therefore, if A, then C.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 4. 
    If we shop at Fleet Farm, we will buy supplies.If we buy supplies, then we will spend some money.Therefore, if we shop at Fleet Farm, we will spend some money.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 5. 
    If A, then B.Not B.Therefore, not A.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 6. 
    If we are in Instructor Kath's critical thinking class, we are in Central Lakes College.We are not in Central Lakes College.Therefore, we are not in Instructor Kath's critical thinking class.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 7. 
    If A then B.Not A.Therefore, not B.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 8. 
    If the student drove to class drunk, then the student has problems.The student did not drive to class drunk.Therefore, the student does not have problems.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 9. 
    If A then B.B.Therefore, A.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent

  • 10. 
    If we are in Instructor Kath's Critical Thinking class, then we are in Central Lakes College.We are in Central Lakes College.Therefore, we are in Instructor Kath's Critical Thinking class.
    • A. 

      Modus ponens

    • B. 

      Chain argument

    • C. 

      Modus tollens

    • D. 

      Denying the antecedent

    • E. 

      Affirming the consequent