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HUM 114: Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
Midterm Exam
Each question is worth 2 points. Edit each answer so your final answer has 90-110 words. Keep your answers focused, make your arguments logically, and use the textbook and class materials to defend your answers.

1. Sometimes Political leaders make statements appealing to emotion and give the impression that holding the middle-ground position is not an option. President George W. Bush used this type of appeal after September 11, 2001, but stating you are “either with us or you are with the terrorists.” (Address to the joint session of U.S. Congress, September 20, 2001.). Identify strategies you can apply in your daily life to develop and improve your thinking and explain what you should consider when dealing with moral issues such as this one. (Chapter 1 and 2)

2. Select three habits from the ones mentioned in your text book that hinder your thinking. How have you struggled with those habits in the past and what can you do to overcome them from now on? (Chapter 3)

3. Identify key strategies that help stimulate your imagination. Explain how you could use those strategies to be creative. (Chapter 5)

4. Watch the Afghanistan Turn to Self – Immolation Over Abuse video in your Week One Electronic Reserve Readings. Suppose you are participating in a test audience screening panel that must evaluate the Rachel Reid interview video and it’s effectiveness in reaching the public and the world. What strategies would you use to critically view this video? (Chapter 4)

5. Since part of this course is about creativity, what ideas could you provide to The American Lung Association about ways to warn teenagers about the dangers of cigarette smoking? Provide as many creative ideas as you can to help the American Lung Association. (Chapter 9)
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