Affirming the Consequent Fallacy: Definition & Examples


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Identify the consequent in the following statement: If I have caffeine in the evening, then I will be awake all night.

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1. Which portion of the argument affirms the consequent, if the argument is: If I have caffeine, I'll have extra energy. I have extra energy, so I must have had caffeine.

2. Which of the following is a logical argument if the following is true: If I have caffeine, I'll have extra energy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you gauge your understanding of affirming the consequent. You will need to know what the consequent fallacy is in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet help you review the following topics:

  • Why it's a problem to affirm the consequent
  • Examples of a logical fallacy of affirming the consequent
  • Identifying the consequent

Skills Practiced

In these assessments, you get to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on affirming the consequent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying the consequent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the fallacy of affirming the consequent

Additional Learning

To learn more about affirming the consequent fallacy, check out the lesson called Affirming the Consequent Fallacy: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine when affirming the consequent occurs
  • Define consequent
  • Understand why affirming the consequent is problematic