Rhetoric Vocabulary Quiz: Week 4

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  • 1. 
    argument that attempts to win its point by attacking the person and not the argument itself.
  • 2. 
    appealed to for the sake of getting a conclusion accepted
  • 3. 
    Appealing to the mass’s biases or unjustified fears in order to make a point; assumes that because many people believe something, it is inherently true.
  • 4. 
    When we argue about casual relationships between things, we have to be aware that we leave ourselves open for people to challenge our connections.
  • 5. 
    when the premises of an argument contradict each other
  • 6. 
    Argument based on an unqualified generalization
  • 7. 
    Arguments fall into this category if they assume a “black or white” world view.
  • 8. 
    a deceptive, misleading, or false notion or belief
  • 9. 
    A metaphorical way of comparing two things
  • 10. 
    Jumping to conclusions; an argument where the generalization is reached too hastily
  • 11. 
    This fallacy consists in treating a hypothetical claim as if it were a statement of fact by making a claim, without sufficient evidence, about what would have happened in the past if other conditions had been present or an event that will occur in the future.
  • 12. 
    To discredit what a person might later claim by presenting unfavorable information
  • 13. 
    A claim that there is a correlation between two things, simply because one thing happens before another.
  • 14. 
    a diversionary tactic for leading readers/listeners away from the real issue