# Toulmin Argument

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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.

• 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

B. The claim
Explanation
In the Toulmin argument model, the point being argued for is referred to as the claim. The claim is the main statement or proposition that the argument is trying to support or prove. It is the central idea that the arguer wants the audience to accept or agree with. The claim is typically supported by evidence, reasons, and qualifiers in order to make a convincing argument.

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• 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

C. The reason
Explanation
In the Toulmin argument model, the proposition(s) used to prove the point being argued for is called the reason. The reason is a statement or evidence that supports the claim being made in the argument. It provides logical support and justification for the claim, helping to convince the audience of the validity of the argument. The reason is an essential component of the Toulmin model as it helps to establish a strong and persuasive argument.

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• 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

A. The warrant
Explanation
In the Toulmin argument model, the warrant is the idea that explains the relationship between the reason and the claim. It serves as the logical bridge that connects the evidence or reason to the claim being made. The warrant provides the underlying justification or principle that supports the reasoning and allows the claim to be considered valid. It helps to establish the credibility and validity of the argument by providing a logical and reasonable connection between the reason and the claim.

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• 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

D. The qualifier
Explanation
In the Toulmin argument, the qualifier refers to a stated exception to the claim. This means that it is a statement or phrase that indicates that the claim being made may not apply in all situations or circumstances. It adds nuance and specificity to the claim by acknowledging that there are certain conditions or limitations that may affect its validity. By including a qualifier, the arguer acknowledges potential counterarguments or opposing viewpoints, making the argument more balanced and persuasive.

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• 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

A. The warrant
Explanation
In the Toulmin argument model, the warrant is the underlying assumption or belief that connects the claim to the reason. It serves as the logical bridge between the two. By showing a weakness in the warrant, one can effectively dismantle an argument. This is because if the warrant is flawed or unsupported, it weakens the entire argument and undermines the validity of the claim and reason. Therefore, identifying and challenging the warrant is crucial in critically analyzing and deconstructing an argument.

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• 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

A. The warrant
Explanation
In the Toulmin argument model, the "assumption" is also referred to as the "warrant". The warrant is the underlying belief or principle that connects the claim to the evidence. It provides the logical reasoning or justification for why the evidence supports the claim.

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• 7.

### Look at the following 4 statements. People with good chess skills make good class presidents Chad has good chess skills Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president 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.

• C.

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

• D.

Chad will make a good class president

D. Chad will make a good class president
Explanation
The claim "Chad will make a good class president" has a reason or support that is also listed above, which is "Chad has good chess skills".

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• 8.

### Look at the following 4 statements. People with good chess skills make good class presidents Chad has good chess skills Chess skills should be required for anyone who runs for class president 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.

• D.

Chad will make a good class president

B. People with good chess skills make good class presidents
Explanation
The statement "People with good chess skills make good class presidents" is most likely a warrant because it provides a logical connection between the premise (good chess skills) and the conclusion (good class presidents). It suggests that having good chess skills is an indicator or qualification for being a good class president.

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• 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

B. Limit the claim in some way
Explanation
In Toulmin argument theory, qualifiers are used to limit the claim in some way. Qualifiers indicate the degree or scope of the claim being made and help to establish the strength and validity of the argument. They provide context and specify any conditions or exceptions that may apply to the claim. By using qualifiers, the speaker acknowledges that their claim may not be universally true and recognizes the need for limitations or qualifications to be considered.

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• 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