Week 3 Fallacies Quiz

Topics: Fallacy, Tu quoque, Ad hominem Pages: 6 (1108 words) Published: June 10, 2013
Instructions| This quiz consist of 20 multiple choice questions and covers the material in Chapter 11. Be sure you are in Chapter 11 when you take the quiz.| * Question 1
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| Officer, please excuse my going over the speed limit, but my mother is ill and I'm being audited by the IRS, and I don't know how I can meet all my bills.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Appeal to pity|

Correct Answer:|   Appeal to pity
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* Question 2
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| Congress shouldn't bother to consult major universities about educational appropriations. As members of educational establishment, they will naturally want as much money for education as they think they can get.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Ad hominem|

Correct Answer:|   Ad hominem|
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* Question 3
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| Environmentalists are continually harping about the dangers of nuclear power. Unfortunately, electricity is dangerous no matter where it comes from. Every year hundreds of people are electrocuted by accident. Since most of these accidents are caused by carelessness, they could be avoided if people would just exercise greater caution.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Red herring|

Correct Answer:|   Red herring|
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* Question 4
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| Humanitarian groups have argued in favor of housing for the poor. Apparently what they want is another high-density project. Unfortunately, these projects have been tried in the past and have failed. In no time they turn into ghettos with astronomical rates of crime and delinquency. Chicago's Cabrini-Green is a prime example. Clearly, these humanitarian arguments are not what they seem.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Straw man|

Correct Answer:|   Straw man|
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* Question 5
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| This administration is not anti-German, as it has been alleged. Germany is a great country. It has contributed immensely to the world's artistic treasury. Goethe and Schiller made magnificent contributions to literature, and Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, and Brahms did the same in music.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Red herring|

Correct Answer:|   Red herring|
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* Question 6
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| Gay and lesbian groups have argued in favor of legislation to prevent their people from being discriminated against. But we must remember that a genetic basis for homosexuality has yet to be discovered. Granted, some studies indicate that homosexuality has a biological origin, but these studies are too limited to be conclusive. Thus, the safest policy right now is to take no action at all on these questions.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Red herring|

Correct Answer:|   Red herring|
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* Question 7
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| Officer, How can you ticket me for speeding, when I see cops speeding all the time?Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Slippery Slope|
Correct Answer:|   Tu quoque|
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* Question 8
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| You are all intelligent people, so you should be able to see the fallacy in his statement.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Ad hominem|
Correct Answer:|   Appeal to pride|
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* Question 9
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| Why can't I use that swear word? I have heard you use it.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Tu quoque|
Correct Answer:|   Tu quoque|
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* Question 10
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| If you are opposed to the North American Free Trade Agreement, you are obviously opposed to free trade.Answer| | | | | Selected Answer:|   Straw man|
Correct Answer:|   Straw man|
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* Question 11
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| Dr. Jones, this seminar was the best course I have had. I wondered if we could discuss my grades?Answer| | | |...
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