Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 2 2. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 3 3. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 4 4. What is deductive validity?

Question 5 5. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

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Question 6 6. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 7 7. Using inductive validity, which is the most likely answer to the following questions? Shelly always seems happy. Shelly will seem what today?

Question 8 8. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

Question 9 9. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 10 10.

Consider the following paragraph:

I always vote for the National Party candidate in gubernatorial elections. This year, Sally Smith is the National Party candidate for governor, so I will vote for Sally Smith for governor this year.

Which type of reasoning is displayed in this paragraph?

Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking Chapter Exam Instructions

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