Evaluating Written Arguments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How might a person thinking critically best respond to other points of view?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the best example of evidence?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of a point of view?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 5 5. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

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Question 6 6. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 7 7. Why are the recency and verifiability of sources important factors in the production of an article?

Question 8 8. What are the two factors that help you judge the credibility of an article?

Question 9 9. What name is given to a piece of research which is reviewed by experts in a field review before it is published in an academic periodical?

Question 10 10. What are some of the following things a Venn Diagram can compare and contrast?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following keywords goes with the following definition.

'Means to describe similarities between two or more story elements.'

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. What is an example of a logical fallacy?

Question 15 15.

Which type of logical fallacy is illustrated below?

This chocolate pie must be bad because nobody is taking it.

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Question 16 16.

What kind of reasoning does the statement below illustrate?

My phone starts to ring whenever my cat starts to purr.

Question 17 17. Which statement is an example of circular reasoning?

Question 18 18.

What kind of logic is presented below?

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

Question 19 19. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 20 20. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22. How does setting comprehension differ from setting analysis?

Question 23 23. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 24 24. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 25 25. What is the lead in a news article?

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Question 26 26. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

Question 27 27. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is recommended during the critical thinking process?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 30 30. What is the institute that hosts the website?

Evaluating Written Arguments Chapter Exam Instructions

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