Toulmin Argument

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Toulmin Argument

This is a brief quiz over the parts of the Toulmin argument model. It is designed to help students learn the elements of this model and recognize them in actual arguments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the Toulmin argument model the point being argued for is called
    • A. 

      The warrant

    • B. 

      The claim

    • C. 

      The reason

    • D. 

      The qualifier

    • E. 

      The evidence

  • 2. 
    In the Toulmin argument model the proposition(s) used to prove the point being argued for is called
    • A. 

      The warrant

    • B. 

      The claim

    • C. 

      The reason

    • D. 

      The qualifier

  • 3. 
    In the Toulmin argument model the idea that explains the relationship between the reason and the claim is called 
    • A. 

      The warrant

    • B. 

      The claim

    • C. 

      The reason

    • D. 

      The qualifier

  • 4. 
    In the Toulmin argument a stated exception to the claim is called
    • A. 

      The warrant

    • B. 

      The claim

    • C. 

      The reason

    • D. 

      The qualifier

  • 5. 
    In the Toulmin argument model the key to a dismantelling an argument is showing a weakness in the
    • A. 

      The warrant

    • B. 

      The claim

    • C. 

      The reason

    • D. 

      The qualifier

  • 6. 
    In the Toulmin argument model the element known as the "assumption" is also called
    • A. 

      The warrant

    • B. 

      The claim

    • C. 

      The reason

    • D. 

      The qualifier

  • 7. 
    Look at the following 4 statements.
    1. People with good chess skills make good class presidents
    2. Chad has good chess skills
    3. Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president
    4. Chad will make  a good class president
    Which of the claims listed above has a reason or support that is also listed above?
    • A. 

      People with good chess skills make good class presidents

    • B. 

      Chad has good chess skills

    • C. 

      Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president

    • D. 

      Chad will make a good class president

  • 8. 
    Look at the following 4 statements.
    1. People with good chess skills make good class presidents
    2. Chad has good chess skills
    3. Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president
    4. Chad will make  a good class president
    Which of the statements above is most likely a warrant?
    • A. 

      Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president

    • B. 

      People with good chess skills make good class presidents

    • C. 

      Chad has good chess skills

    • D. 

      Chad will make a good class president

  • 9. 
    In Toulmine argument theory qualifiers ________________
    • A. 

      Are people who disagree

    • B. 

      Limit the claim in some way

    • C. 

      Are the unstated assumptions that underlie the argument

    • D. 

      Are the reasons given for the claim

  • 10. 
    If I make the claim science fiction is the best literary genre, and I give the reason "because C. S. Lewis wrote in this genere," what is the warrent?
    • A. 

      C. S. Lewis wrote in only one genre

    • B. 

      The genre that C. S. Lewis wrote in is the best genre

    • C. 

      Science Fiction books sell more copies than any other genre

    • D. 

      C. S. Lewis was a better writer than G. K. Chesterton

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