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Evaluating Arguments & Reasoning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Reasoning that is comprehensive on the foundation of logic or fact is known as a/an _____.

Question 2 2. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 3 3. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 4 4. Why is it a fallacy to say that all well-dressed customers will have credit problems?

Question 5 5. Deductive reasoning involves _____

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Question 6 6. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

Question 7 7. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 8 8. Steve wants to write a convincing argument supporting the need for reducing carbon emissions from cars. Which of the following is NOT an approach he should use to write a good argument?

Question 9 9. _____ is the branch of logic that studies ways of joining and/or modifying entire propositions, statements or sentences to form more complicated propositions, statements or sentences.

Question 10 10. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

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Question 11 11. What is deductive validity?

Question 12 12. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 13 13.

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?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is accurate about fallacies?

Question 15 15. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

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Question 16 16. 'Renee is a safe driver. Renee drives at 35 miles an hour. Therefore, all safe drivers operate their vehicles at a speed of 35 miles per hour.' This is an example of which of the following?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 18 18. Why is it a problem to use fallacies in your arguments?

Question 19 19. You are working to prepare an argument that is both clear and concise. You have written several different sentences but need to select the option that best meets this requirement. Which of the following should be included in the final draft?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

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Question 21 21. Using inductive validity, which is the most likely answer to the following questions? Shelly always seems happy. Shelly will seem what today?

Question 22 22. 'All fish have gills. A rainbow trout is a type of fish. Therefore, a rainbow trout has gills.' This is an example of which of the following?

Question 23 23. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 24 24. Beth had to work late and does not have time to go to the gym and run errands before picking up her daughter from daycare. Beth decides to run a couple of errands on the way to the daycare center since she needs to pick up her dry cleaning and prescriptions before going out of town on business later in the week. The process that Beth went through to reach her decision is known as which of the following?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

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Question 26 26. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 27 27.

Why is this a fallacy?

A car salesman emphasizes only the top-selling car to customers at a car dealership.

Question 28 28. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of a fallacy?

Evaluating Arguments & Reasoning Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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