Loaded Question: Definition & Examples


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A loaded question is one based on _________.

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1. For the same reasons that they might be called 'complex,' loaded questions may also be referred to as plurium interrogationum, which in Latin means __________.

2. Since loaded questions are so ill-founded, they can be classified as a type of _________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of loaded questions with this quiz and worksheet. You'll be asked to complete sentences with information and concepts related to loaded questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test on your understanding of:

  • 'Pulrium interrogationum'
  • Ill-founded loaded questions
  • Loaded questions in literature and politics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on loaded questions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the phrase 'plurium interrogationum'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding loaded questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rhetorical purposes of loaded questions

Additional Learning

Learn more about loaded questions and the ways they can be used rhetorically by watching or reading the lesson called Loaded Questions: Definition & Examples. With this lesson, you can expect to learn:

  • The definition of loaded questions
  • How loaded questions have been used politically, such as in the 2011 Republican presidential debate
  • Why a 'yes' or 'no' response to a loaded question can be problematic