Sophistry: Definition & Examples


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The sophists were _____.

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1. A sophism is _____.

2. Cutting a person with a sharp instrument is a crime. Doctors do this. Therefore, doctors commit crimes. This statement is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This five-question quiz and worksheet will help assess your knowledge of sophism. The quiz requires you to be familiar with the background of sophism and the different kinds of sophism that can occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • Who the sophists were
  • The definition of 'sophism'
  • Identifying specific kinds of sophisms
  • Analyzing a question related to sophism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about who sophists were
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a specific kind of sophism and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about sophism

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled Sophistry: Definition & Examples. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • The derivation of the word 'sophist'
  • Why sophistry was considered flawed
  • An overview of premises and conclusions
  • Different examples of sophistry
  • Aristotle's book titled Sophistical Refutations