Appeal to Pity Fallacy: Definition & Examples

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The general classification for an argument that attempts to divert attention away from an issue to something else is called a ________.

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1. When a person attempts to distract you from the truth of a claim by appealing to emotions meant to make you feel sad, the argument is called an _________.

2. Which of the following is NOT related to an appeal to pity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools are made for you to check your understanding of the appeal to pity fallacy. You will be quizzed on the argument type that distracts your attention from the truth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you review:

  • The response that is an appeal to pity
  • Types arguments related to the appeal to pity
  • The appeal to pity fallacy

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding responses to an appeal to pity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the appeal to pity fallacy and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the appeal to pity fallacy

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more information about the appeal to pity fallacy, check out the lesson titled Appeal to Pity Fallacy: Definition & Examples. You can use this lesson to help you:

  • Define appeal to pity
  • Review the structure of an appeal to pity
  • Identify exceptions to appealing to pity
  • Look at examples of appeal to pity
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