Quiz Over Logical Fallacies

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Logical Fallacy Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The picture on Jim's old TV set goes out of focus. Jim goes over and strikes the TV soundly on the side and the picture goes back into focus. Jim tells his friend that hitting the TV fixed it.
    • A. 

      Ad hominem

    • B. 

      Post hoc

    • C. 

      False analogy

    • D. 

      Begging the question

  • 2. 
    Bill: "I believe that Obamacare is wrong." Dave: "Of course you would say that, you're a Republican." Bill: "What about the arguments I gave to support my position?" Dave: "Those don't count. Like I said, you're a Republican, so you have to support the party line. Further, you are just a lapdog to the Republican incumbent so you can get a job , so I can't believe what you say."
    • A. 

      Ad hominem

    • B. 

      Slippery slope

    • C. 

      Red herring

    • D. 

      Begging the question

  • 3. 
    "I should receive an 'A' in this class. After all, if I don't get an 'A' I won't get the fellowship that I want." 
    • A. 

      Red herring

    • B. 

      Circular reasoning

    • C. 

      Begging the question

    • D. 

      Appeal to pity

  • 4. 
    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."
    • A. 

      Circular reasoning

    • B. 

      Red herring

    • C. 

      Post hoc

    • D. 

      Straw man

  • 5. 
    "We admit that the measure is popular.  But we also urge you to note that there are so many bond issues on the ballot that the whole thing is getting ridiculous."
    • A. 

      Ad hominem

    • B. 

      Post hoc

    • C. 

      Red herring

    • D. 

      Non sequitur

  • 6. 
    Prof. Jones: "The university just cut our yearly budget by $10,000." Prof. Smith: "What are we going to do?" Prof. Brown: "I think we should eliminate one of the teaching assistant positions. That would take care of it." Prof. Jones: "We could reduce our scheduled raises instead." Prof. Brown: " I can't understand why you want to bleed us dry like that, Jones."
    • A. 

      Post hoc

    • B. 

      Straw man

    • C. 

      Non sequitur

    • D. 

      False authority

  • 7. 
    "We've got to stop them from banning pornography. Once they start banning one form of literature, they will never stop. Next thing you know, they will be burning all the books!"
    • A. 

      Post hoc

    • B. 

      Ad hominem

    • C. 

      Slippery slope

    • D. 

      False analogy

  • 8. 
    Bill: "You know, those feminists all hate men." Joe: "Really?" Bill: "Yeah. I was in my philosophy class the other day and that Rachel chick gave a presentation." Joe: "Which Rachel?" Bill: "You know her. She's the one that runs that feminist group over at the Women's Center. She said that men are all sexist pigs. I asked her why she believed this and she said that her last few boyfriends were real sexist pigs. " Joe: "That doesn't sound like a good reason to believe that all of us are pigs." Bill: "That was what I said." Joe: "What did she say?" Bill: "She said that she had seen enough of men to know we are all pigs. She obviously hates all men." Joe: "So you think all feminists are like her?" Bill: "Sure. They all hate men."
    • A. 

      Slippery slope

    • B. 

      Post hoc

    • C. 

      Red herring

    • D. 

      Hasty generalization