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Multiple Choice Quiz

  1. Critical thinking concerns…
      a. Determining the cause of our beliefs
      b. Pinpointing the psychological basis of our beliefs
      c. Determining the quality of our beliefs
      d. Assessing the practical impact of our beliefs
  2. A belief is worth accepting if…
      a. We have good reasons to accept it
      b. It is consistent with our needs
      c. It has not been proven wrong
      d. It is accepted by our peers
  3. The word critical in critical thinking refers to…
      a. A fault-finding attitude
      b. Attempts to win an argument
      c. Using careful judgment or judicious evaluation
      d. A lack of respect for other people
  4. According to the text, critical thinking complements…
      a. Our prejudices
      b. Our emotions
      c. Peer pressure
      d. Our unconscious desires
  5. A statement is…
      a. A question or exclamation
      b. An affirmation of prior beliefs
      c. An assertion that something is or is not the case
      d. An assertion that is neither true nor false
  6. Statements backed by good reasons are…
      a. Worthy of strong acceptance
      b. To be believed with certainty
      c. Never false
      d. Beyond all possible doubt
  7. The statements (reasons) given in support of another statement are called…
      a. An argument
      b. The conclusion
      c. The premises
      d. The complement
  8. Statements given in support of another statement are called.
      a. Conclusions
      b. Premises
      c. Arguments
      d. Summaries
  9. The statement that premises are intended to support is called.
      a. A related premise
      b. An argument
      c. A description
      d. The conclusion
  10. The process of reasoning from a premise or premises to a conclusion based on those premises is known as.
      a. Extended reasoning
      b. Subordinate premise
      c. Dialectic
      d. Inference
  11. Words that frequently accompany arguments and signal that a premise or conclusion is present is called.
      a. Inference words
      b. Premise indicators
      c. Indicator words
      d. Equivalent words
  12. A word that is not a premise indicator word is.
      a. Therefore
      b. As
      c. Since
      d. For
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