C&c Thinking Ch. 1 Study Guide

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C&c Thinking Ch. 1 Study Guide - Quiz

By now you have read Chapter 1 of Critical and Creative Thinking. This is a study guide aimed at enriching your critical thinking and deepening your understanding of content presented in the chapter.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To think critically, you must be able to view situations _______________.

    • A.


    • B.

      From multiple perspectives.

    • C.

      As the victim would.

    • D.


    Correct Answer
    B. From multiple perspectives.
    To think critically, you must be able to view situations from multiple perspectives. This means considering different viewpoints, analyzing various angles, and understanding diverse opinions. By doing so, you can gain a deeper understanding of the situation, evaluate different possibilities, and make more informed decisions. This skill is essential for problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication, as it allows you to see beyond your own biases and limitations and consider a wider range of ideas and solutions.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following are basic steps for critical thinking?

    • A.

      Observe the situation

    • B.

      Analyze data

    • C.

      Evaluate solutions

    • D.

      Present your findings

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Observe the situation
    B. Analyze data
    C. Evaluate solutions
    The basic steps for critical thinking include observing the situation, analyzing data, and evaluating solutions. By observing the situation, one can gather information and identify any problems or issues. Analyzing data involves examining the available information and evidence to gain a deeper understanding of the situation. Finally, evaluating solutions involves considering different options and determining which one is the most effective or appropriate. Presenting your findings is not mentioned as a basic step for critical thinking, as it is more related to communicating the results of the critical thinking process.

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  • 3. 

    While critical thinking is analytical, selective and directed at formulating a specific solution to a problem, creative thinking is all of the following responses but one. Which?  

    • A.


    • B.


    • C.

      Specific and regimented

    • D.

      Aimed at producing a novel outcome

    Correct Answer
    C. Specific and regimented
    Creative thinking is characterized by being generative, expansive, and aimed at producing a novel outcome. It involves thinking outside the box, exploring multiple possibilities, and being open to new ideas. However, it is not specific and regimented, as it does not follow a strict set of rules or guidelines. Instead, creative thinking encourages flexibility and thinking beyond traditional boundaries.

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  • 4. 

    Watch a Video: "Susan Lim, Transplant cells, not organs"

  • 5. 

    What questions did Dr. Susan Lim ask that determined the path of her work?

  • 6. 

    List five questions that you have after watching this Ted Talk.

  • 7. 

    Where in your world do you see the need for greater critical thinking?

  • 8. 

    What in your personal life could be improved by greater critical thinking?

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