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True/False Quiz

  1. Only a small portion of a passage may contain statements that serve as the premises and conclusion.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. The first step in evaluating a long passage is to study the text until you thoroughly understand it.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. Because of the guarantee of truth in the conclusion, inductively strong arguments are said to be truth-preserving.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. A sound argument is a good argument.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. The first step in determining whether an argument is deductive or inductive is to find the argument's conclusion and then its premises.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. The first statement in a conditional premise is known as the consequent.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. The argument form modus tollens is always invalid.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Deductively valid arguments are truth-preserving.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. If a deductively valid argument has a false conclusion, you can infer that at least one of the premises is false.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. Persuasion and reasoning are not synonymous.
      a. True
      b. False
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