What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them


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Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

2. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Effective persuasive writing demands that a writer present solid arguments based on sound evidence, avoiding errors in reasoning known as logical fallacies. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of some of the more common types of logical fallacies that can appear in an argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess knowledge of the following:

  • Examples of common logical fallacies, including non sequitur, overly broad generalization and either/or fallacy
  • Reasons to avoid logical fallacy
  • Practical application

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on logical fallacies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about building an argument in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast these logical fallacies from the lesson: non sequitur, overly broad generalization, and either/or
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about these types of faulty logic

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled What are Logical Fallacies? Define, Identify and Avoid Them to learn more about constructing solid arguments. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Present specific types of logical fallacies in context for deeper understanding
  • Examine the relationship between logical fallacies and building credibility with an audience
  • Understand why writers include logical fallacies in argument and their effect on readers