Appeal to Force Fallacy: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best demonstrates the appeal to force fallacy?

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1. Which of the following would complete this sentence to make it an appeal to force fallacy? Wearing a bike helmet is a good idea because ...

2. Which of the following could be used in an appeal to force fallacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and attached quiz will test what you know about the appeal to force fallacy. Topics that you will need to understand include identifying examples of the appeal to force fallacy and reactions to an appeal to force fallacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you to:

  • Recognize what can be used to create an appeal to force fallacy
  • Know consequences of using an appeal to force fallacy
  • Identify the type of relationship that the appeal to force is commonly used in

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you with these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the appeal to force fallacy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how an appeal to force fallacy is used in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about threatening someone with an appeal to force fallacy

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about an appeal to force fallacy, read this lesson entitled Appeal to Force Fallacy: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'appeal to force'
  • Understand scare tactics and how they are used
  • Interpret appeal to force examples
  • Recognize non-fallacious arguments that focus on harm