Causal and Analogical Reasoning: Impact on Public Speaking


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When talking to a friend, Jonah says that students in private schools do better because they wear school uniforms. Jonah is using _____ reasoning.

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1. Incorrectly assuming one thing causes another is called the fallacy of _____, and is a major problem in _____ reasoning.

2. If Judy argues that a policy that worked in one state will work in another, she is using _____ reasoning.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of causal and analogical reasoning in public speaking. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the pattern of each type of reasong and be able to correctly identify examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll read examples to distinguish between these two types of reasoning:

  • Causal
  • Analogical

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concepts of causal and analogical reasoning
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reasoning in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as causal and analogical reasoning
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about forms of reasoning

Additional Learning

To learn more about types of reasoning, review the corresponding lesson on Causal and Analogical Reasoning in Public Speaking. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss causal reasoning
  • Understand the flaws in causal reasoning
  • Learn about analogical reasoning
  • Explore how to use causal and analogical reasoning to make a persuasive argument