Phi 210 Quiz 2

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* Question 1
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| The secretaries have asked us to provide a lounge area where they can spend their coffee breaks.This request will have to be refused.If we give them lounge areas, next they will be asking for spas and swimming pools. Then it will be racquetball courts, tennis courts, and fitness centers.Expenditures for these facilities for the secretaries will drive the company into bankruptcy.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Slippery slope|

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* Question 2
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| People are driving their cars like maniacs tonight. There must be a full moon.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Composition|
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* Question 3
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| White sheep eat more than black sheep (because there are more of them). Therefore, this white sheep eats more than that black sheep.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Division|
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* Question 4
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| The twenty-story Carson Building is constructed of concrete blocks. Each and every concrete block in the structure can withstand an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. Therefore, the building can withstand an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Hasty generalization|

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* Question 5
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| A line is composed of points. Points have no length. Therefore, a line has no length.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Composition|
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* Question 6
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| We know that induction will provide dependable results in the future because it has always worked in the past. Whatever has consistently worked in the past will continue to work in the future, and we know that is true because it has been established by induction.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Circular reasoning|

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* Question 7
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| Rhubarb pie is a dessert. Therefore, whoever eats rhubarb pie eats a dessert.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    No fallacy|
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* Question 8
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| California condors are rapidly disappearing. This bird is a California condor. Therefore, this bird should disappear any minute now.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Division|
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* Question 9
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| Professor Glazebrooks's theory about the origin of the Martian craters is undoubtedly true. Rudolph Orkin, the great concert pianist, announced his support of the theory in this morning's newspaper.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Authority|

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* Question 10
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| The idea that black people in this country live in poverty is ridiculous. Look at Bill Cosby. He's a millionaire. And so are Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Division|

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* Question 11
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| No one has ever proved that the human fetus is not a person with rights. Therefore, abortion is morally wrong.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Ignorance|
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* Question 12
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| A woman's place is in the home. That's the way it's always been, so that's the way it ought to be.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Tradition|
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* Question 13
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| If you find yourself paralyzed in bed for a few moments and see little creatures by your bed, you might conclude that you had experienced some kind of UFO alien abduction.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Extravagant hypothesis|

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* Question 14
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| On Friday I took Virginia out to dinner. She told me that if I wasn't interested in a serious relationship, I should forget about dating her. On Saturday I took Margie to a film. When we...
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