Argumentative Texts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.8 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How current should an article be in order for it to be reliable?

Question 2 2. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 3 3. What is deductive validity?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an example of a claim?

Question 5 5. While doing her research, Sally came across documents that included things like the original results of an experiment, eye witness accounts of an event, and legal documents. What kinds of documents did Sally find?

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Question 6 6. In a political campaign, one side encourages voters to support a candidate based on his or her voting record and community involvement. The other side encourages voters to reject the candidate based on choices he has made about his personal life. The two sides make different claims and draw different conclusions based on different:

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

Question 8 8. If someone asked you to choose between two candidates for president, but there were still five candidates running for president, what kind of logical fallacy is that?

Question 9 9. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 10 10. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

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Question 11 11. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

Question 12 12.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated below?

The moon is made of cheese because it looks like cheese and no one has ever eaten the moon.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 14 14. Scenario 1 has A, B, and C characteristics. Scenario 2 has A, B, C, and D characteristics. Therefore, scenario 1 must also have D characteristics. What type of reasoning is this?

Question 15 15. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

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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 statements is true?

Question 18 18. What is an example of a logical fallacy?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 20 20. Which part of an argument explains why?

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Question 21 21. Which statement is an example of circular reasoning?

Question 22 22.

What kind of logic is presented below?

Your dog loves rock and roll music because my dog loves rock and roll music.

Question 23 23. Event A happened. B also happened. Therefore, A made B happen. What type of reasoning is this?

Question 24 24. In causal reasoning, what is the name for the cause of the effect?

Question 25 25. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

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Question 26 26.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated below?

Everyone in the class agrees that if x = 2 and y = 2, then x must equal y.

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. A glass of water spilled on the table. Jim does not have a glass of water and is standing next to the table. Conclusion: Jim spilled his water on the table. What type of reasoning is this?

Question 29 29. What kind of reasoning uses two unrelated events to prove a point?

Question 30 30. After John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, northerners and southerns made different claims and drew different conclusions because they held different ____.

Argumentative Texts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.8 Chapter Exam Instructions

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