Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning


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_____ is a misconception or false assumption made in reasoning.

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1. The act of constructing thoughts into a valid argument is known as _____.

2. Anissa travels to Germany. She is lost in the airport trying to find her way to the rental cars. The very first person that she asks for assistance is extremely rude. She emails her best friend back home to let her know that everyone in Germany is rude. This is an example of _____ fallacy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of logical fallacies. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the different types of fallacies and proper reasoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Valid argument
  • Hasty generalization
  • Reasoning
  • False cause

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related public speaking lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as inductive reasoning and hasty generalization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fallacies

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of logical fallacy
  • Understand how fallacy affects reasoning
  • Know vocabulary terms such as faulty analogy and false cause
  • Differentiate types of fallacies