Test Your Thesis Knowledge

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Test Your Thesis Knowledge - Quiz

Please take this 10 question examination. It will reveal if you know the basic content of chapters 3-5 in the Thesis Manual.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Emotional appeals should never be the primary means of your argument.
    • A. 

      No habla anglais

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      True

  • 2. 
    Most thesis claims will have the following number of supporting reasons:
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2-4

    • C. 

      5+

  • 3. 
    Choose the correct completion to this sentence:  Opinion evidence and empirical evidence________________________.
    • A. 

      Can both be weak, or weakly used

    • B. 

      Must be carefully evaluated by the researcher / thesis writer

    • C. 

      Should be balanced within the paper

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A common logical fallacy is the Straw Man.  This is: 
    • A. 

      Dressing as a scare crow and scaring people

    • B. 

      Misrepresenting an argument or choosing its weakest points to refute

    • C. 

      Assuming because the source is often faulty that the information is too

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the correct order for the Thesis?
    • A. 

      Exordium, Narratio, Partitio, Confirmatio / Refutatio, Peroratio

    • B. 

      Exordium, Partitio, Narratio, Confirmatio / Refutatio, Peroratio

    • C. 

      Confirmatio / Refutatio, Exordium, Peroratio, Partitio, Narratio

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