Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition


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Which of the following is an example of a syllogism?

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1. Which of the following statements regarding deductive reasoning is false?

2. Which of the following statements is not true regarding conditional reasoning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what is logical and illogical to any species, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of deductive reasoning. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how to identify examples of syllogism as well as knowing the characteristics of deductive reasoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Example of syllogism
  • Characteristics of deductive reasoning
  • What conditional reasoning involves
  • Statement affirming the consequent
  • Illustration denying the consequent

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve deductive reasoning logic problems
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what conditional reasoning involves and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of deductive reasoning

Additional Learning

To keep you from suffering from fallacies that plague other people, review the corresponding lesson on Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what deductive reasoning is
  • Identify the two types of deductive reasoning
  • Describe the four types of conditional reasoning
  • Understand which types of conditional reasoning are valid and invalid