Logical Fallacies Trivia Quiz

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Logical Fallacy Quizzes & Trivia

Mark the fallacy that best describes the given proposition


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (1) William Dembski argues that modern biology supports the idea that there is an intelligent designer who created life. (2) Dembski would say that because he’s religious. Therefore: (3) Modern biology doesn’t support intelligent design
    • A. 

      Gambler’s Fallacy

    • B. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • C. 

      Ad Hominem Ad Hominem

    • D. 

      Straw Man

    • E. 

      Tu Quoque

  • 2. 
    Bill and Jill are arguing about cleaning out their closets: Jill: "We should clean out the closets. They are getting a bit messy." Bill: "Why, we just went through those closets last year. Do we have to clean them out everyday?" Jill: "I never said anything about cleaning them out every day. You just want too keep all your junk forever, which is just ridiculous."
    • A. 

      Gambler’s Fallacy

    • B. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • C. 

      Ad Hominem

    • D. 

      Straw Man

    • E. 

      Tu Quoque

  • 3. 
    ​Peter: "Based on the arguments I have presented, it is evident that it is morally wrong to use animals for food or clothing."
    • Bill: "But you are wearing a leather jacket and you have a roast beef sandwich in your hand! How can you say that using animals for food and clothing is wrong!"
    • A. 

      Gambler’s Fallacy

    • B. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • C. 

      Ad Hominem

    • D. 

      Straw Man

    • E. 

      Tu Quoque

  • 4. 
    Joe and Sam are at the race track betting on horses. Joe: "You see that horse over there? He lost his last four races. I'm going to bet on him." Sam: "Why? I think he will probably lose." Joe: "No way, Sam. I looked up the horse's stats and he has won half his races in the past two years. Since he has lost three of his last four races, he'll have to win this race. So I'm betting the farm on him." Sam: "Are you sure?" Joe: "Of course I'm sure. That pony is due, man...he's due!"
    • A. 

      Gambler’s Fallacy

    • B. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • C. 

      Ad Hominem

    • D. 

      Straw Man

    • E. 

      Tu Quoque

  • 5. 
    Sam is riding her bike in her home town in Maine, minding her own business. A station wagon comes up behind her and the driver starts beeping his horn and then tries to force her off the road. As he goes by, the driver yells "get on the sidewalk where you belong!" Sam sees that the car has Ohio plates and concludes that all Ohio drivers are jerks.
    • A. 

      Gambler’s Fallacy

    • B. 

      Hasty Generalization

    • C. 

      Ad Hominem

    • D. 

      Straw Man

    • E. 

      Tu Quoque

  • 6. 
    Which fallacy is this:Interviewer: "Your resume looks impressive but I need another reference." Bill: "Jill can give me a good reference." Interviewer: "Good. But how do I know that Jill is trustworthy?" Bill: "Certainly. I can vouch for her."
  • 7. 
    Which fallacy is this:"I know for a fact that ghosts exist. My friend, who is a very reliable person, has seen ghosts on many occasions."
  • 8. 
    "We have to stop the tuition increase! The next thing you know, they'll be charging $40,000 a semester!"
  • 9. 
    Senator Jill: "We'll have to cut education funding this year." Senator Bill: "Why?" Senator Jill: "Well, either we cut the social programs or we live with a huge deficit and we can't live with the deficit."
  • 10. 
    Jane gets a rather large wart on her finger. Based on a story her father told her, she cuts a potato in half, rubs it on the wart and then buries it under the light of a full moon. Over the next month her wart shrinks and eventually vanishes. Jane writes her father to tell him how right he was about the cure.