2.4 Strong Vs Weak Arguments

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2.4 Strong Vs Weak Arguments - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An argument can be invalid but still qualify as a good argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    An argument can have weak logic but still qualify as a good argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Validity comes in degrees — you can have arguments that are “very valid”, “moderately valid”, etc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The threshold between “weak” and “strong” arguments isn’t fixed or specified by logic. It’s a conventional choice that we make.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If an argument form is valid, like the one below … 1. All A are B 2. x is an A Therefore, x is a B … then all arguments that share this form are also valid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    1. Almost all movies filmed in the past decade are in black and white. 2. The Hunger Games movie was filmed in the past decade. Therefore, The Hunger Games is a black and white movie.
    • A. 

      Strong

    • B. 

      Weak

  • 7. 
    1. Almost all movies filmed in the past decade are in black and white. 2. The Hunger Games movie is a black and white movie. Therefore, The Hunger Games was filmed in the past decade.
    • A. 

      Strong

    • B. 

      Weak

  • 8. 
    1. If I study hard then I’ll pass the final exam. 2. I passed the final exam. Therefore, I studied hard.
    • A. 

      Valid

    • B. 

      Strong

    • C. 

      Weak

  • 9. 
    1. Very few people are taller than 7 feet. 2. James is a person. Therefore, James is not taller than 7 feet.
    • A. 

      Valid

    • B. 

      Strong

    • C. 

      Weak

  • 10. 
    “90% of the people surveyed at my local church support capital punishment. This gives us reason to believe that most Americans support capital punishment.”
    • A. 

      Valid

    • B. 

      Strong

    • C. 

      Weak