Week 6 Quiz 2

Topics: Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Jerry Falwell, Question Pages: 6 (990 words) Published: August 11, 2013
Question 1
5 out of 5 points
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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:| Composition|

Correct Answer:  Composition|
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Question 2
0 out of 5 points
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| The farmers of our state have asked that we introduce legislation to provide subsidies for soybeans. Unfortunately, we will have to turn down their request. If we give subsidies to the soybean farmers, then the corn and wheat growers will ask for the same thing. Then it will be the cotton growers, citrus growers, truck farmers, and cattle raisers. In the end, the cost will be astronomical.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Authority|

Correct Answer:  Slippery slope|
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Question 3
5 out of 5 points
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No one has ever proved that the human fetus is not a person with rights. Therefore, abortion is morally wrong. | | | Selected Answer:|    Ignorance|
Correct Answer:|    Ignorance|
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Question 4
5 out of 5 points
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The Book of Mormon is true because it was written by Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith wrote the truth because he was divinely inspired. We know that Joseph Smith was divinely inspired because the Book of Mormon says that he was, and the Book of Mormon is true.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    Circular reasoning|

Correct Answer:|    Circular reasoning|
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Question 5
5 out of 5 points
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| Only short poems can be good, not long ones. Of course, many so-called poems, such as Paradise Lost, take up a large number of pages. But if they are any good, they must really be collections of short poems, because a long poem as such cannot be of any great value.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    Circular reasoning|

Correct Answer:|    Circular reasoning|
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Question 6
5 out of 5 points
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| If someone rents a piece of land and plants crops on it, the landlord is never permitted to come and take those crops for himself when harvest time arrives. Similarly, if couples enlist the services of a surrogate mother to provide them with a baby, the mother should never be allowed to welch on the deal and keep the baby for herself once it is born.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    False analogy|

Correct Answer:|    False analogy|
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Question 7
5 out of 5 points
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| Televangelist Jerry Falwell said that God's anger with feminism led to the destruction of the World Trade Center. Given Falwell's closeness to God, we have no alternative than to blame the feminists for this atrocity.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    Authority|

Correct Answer:|    Authority|
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Question 8
5 out of 5 points
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People are driving their cars like maniacs tonight. There must be a full moon.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    Post hoc ergo propter hoc|
Correct Answer:|    Post hoc ergo propter hoc|
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Question 9
5 out of 5 points
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| Criminals are basically stupid, because anyone who isn't basically stupid wouldn't be a criminal.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    Circular reasoning|
Correct Answer:|    Circular reasoning|
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Question 10
5 out of 5 points
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| Every member of the Delta Club is over 70 years old. Therefore, the Delta Club must be over 70 years old.Answer | | | | Selected Answer:|    Composition|
Correct Answer:|    Composition|
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Question 11
5 out of 5 points
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| All persons act in order that they might get pleasure.Even so-called altruistic persons who help others so much that they do almost nothing for themselves get pleasure out of giving.Otherwise, they wouldn't do it. Suppose a person hits himself over the head with a hammer.He must get pleasure from it, because why else would he do it if he didn't get pleasure from...
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