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  • Topic: Fallacy, Ambiguity, Fallacy of composition
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Question 1| | 0 / 1 point|
“Since more than a million dollars are needed to staff a properly run cruise in the Caribbean, it must be that every employee on board makes more than a million dollars on each cruise!” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|

| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|
Question 2| | 0 / 1 point|
Is the sentence “Man sanctioned over Lewis assault” amphibolous? | | It is amphibolous|
| | It is not amphibolous|
Question 3| | 1 / 1 point|
Is the sentence “Court refused hacker’s extradition appeal” amphibolous? | | It is amphibolous|
| | It is not amphibolous|
Question 4| | 0 / 1 point|
“Each part of this computer weighs very little. Therefore this computer weighs very little” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|
| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|
Question 5| | 0 / 1 point|
Is the sentence “U.S. authorities informed that director Roman Polanski was travelling to Zurich” amphibolous? | | It is amphibolous|
| | It is not amphibolous|
Question 6| | 0 / 1 point|
Is the sentence “Tiny motors may be big in surgery” amphibolous? | | It is amphibolous|
| | It is not amphibolous|
Question 7| | 1 / 1 point|
When an argument is affected by ambiguity, it is unclear whether | | its conclusion is supported by its premises.|
| | its premises are supported by its conclusion.|
| | its premises and conclusion are supported.|
Question 8| | 0 / 1 point|
If an expression is vague, its reference is
| | ambiguous.|
| | meaningless.|
| | indeterminate . |
Question 9| | 1 / 1 point|
Is the sentence “Tibet Exiles Elect Scholar” (New York Times headline, 4/27/11) amphibolous? | | It is amphibolous|
| | It is not amphibolous|
Question 10| | 0 / 1 point|
“In the present situation, the likelihood is that the tuition fees will increase substantially for future students, which would mean that a large minority, if not the majority will never be in a position to repay their loans, and the Government will then end up being forced to write off the loans. As a result, the Government will have no money to run social security, Medicare, the military, or any other basic service” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|

| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|
Question 11| | 0 / 1 point|
“People who have made sacrifices for the good of the community should be emulated. The ancient Aztecs made sacrifices (of people) for the good of the community. Therefore the ancient Aztecs should be emulated” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|

| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|
Question 12| | 1 / 1 point|
An expression is ambiguous if and only if
| | it is unclear whether it applies to borderline cases.| | | it is unclear which of its various meanings is the intended one.| | | it is vague.|
Question 13| | 0 / 1 point|
“Each detective at Private Eye, Inc. has a strong sense of confidentiality, so Private Eye, Inc. has a strong sense of confidentiality” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|
| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|
Question 14| | 0 / 1 point|
“I read a newspaper headline that said ‘Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case.’ That sounds like a very uncomfortable place to be!” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|
| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|
Question 15| | 0 / 1 point|
“The Metropolitan Museum has a very interesting collection of works by impressionist painters. So every piece in that collection is very interesting” commits the fallacy of | | slippery slope|

| | equivocation|
| | amphiboly|
| | composition|
| | division|...
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