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Analysis & Evaluation of Text Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. To analyze a text means:

Question 2 2. A formal and objective attitude exhibits which of the following?

Question 3 3. What is deductive validity?

Question 4 4. 'Jenny is Chinese, so she'll definitely excel in math.' This statement is an example of _____.

Question 5 5. All of the following indicators point to bias in written work EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an example of valid evidence?

Question 7 7. Why are reasons important in an argument?

Question 8 8. Why is an informed opinion more trustworthy than an opinion?

Question 9 9. Liza, a school librarian, believes a series of certain books should be made available to the students and that the principal has the authority to make that decision. Liza believes the books will encourage students to think outside the box and read more just for fun. She expects the school administration and students to also hold these _____ as acknowledgement of her argument.

Question 10 10. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

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Question 11 11. Ethan is trying to convince Serena to go to a movie with him instead of studying for her mid-terms. This situation is an example of:

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 13 13. Identify the attitude of the following writing sample: When I walked into the kitchen, I was immediately transported back to my childhood. The gingham curtains, old-fashioned stove, simple table and chairs, and wonderful aromas reminded me strongly of my grandmother's kitchen years and years ago.

Question 14 14. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 15 15. Why is it important for readers to identify stereotypes, biases and assumptions in written work?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a type of persuasion?

Question 18 18. To synthesize means:

Question 19 19. Using inductive validity, which is the most likely answer to the following questions? Shelly always seems happy. Shelly will seem what today?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of a claim?

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Question 21 21. All of the following are elements of an effective argument EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. An informal and subjective attitude often exhibits which of the following?

Question 23 23. 'College basketball players practice and play just as hard as professional players in the NBA. Therefore, they should be compensated, especially because they earn lots of money for the universities.' Which of the following is NOT an assumption based on this claim?

Question 24 24. You are reading two books about early colonist settlements and you are comparing the reasons and evidence listed in each book. Which process are you doing while reading?

Question 25 25. Which of the following do writers use to express their attitudes?

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Question 26 26. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 28 28. What is an author's attitude?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of persuasion through the use of logos ('logos' as in philosophy, not trademarks)?

Question 30 30. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

Analysis & Evaluation of Text Chapter Exam Instructions

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