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True/False Quiz

  1. An argument is a group of statements in which some of them (the premises) are intended to support another of them (the conclusion).
      a. True
      b. False
  2. If you clearly state your beliefs on a subject, then you have presented an argument.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. An explanation tells us why or how something is the case, but an argument gives us reasons for believing that something is the case.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. Some common premise indicator words are because, since, and given that.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. Probably the best advice for anyone trying to identify arguments is to look for the premises first.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. Common conclusion indicators include therefore, hence, and consequently.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. Critical thinking is rarely used outside of academia.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Critical thinking is chiefly concerned with the cause of our beliefs.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. Critical thinking leads to cynicism and apathy.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. Statements that support other statements are called premises.
      a. True
      b. False
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