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True/False Quiz

  1. The gambler's fallacy is thinking that that previous events can affect the probabilities of the random event at hand.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. The only available remedy for our tendency to resist contrary evidence is our commitment to critically examine our favorite claims.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. It's not reasonable to accept a claim if there is good reason to doubt it.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. If a claim conflicts with our background information, we should reject the claim.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. Because we can never be knowledgeable in every field, we should reject the claims of experts.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. The opinion of experts generally carries more weight than our own—but only in their areas of expertise.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. The memories of eyewitnesses are almost always trustworthy.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Relying on the best possible evidence when evaluating claims is known as the availability error.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. Advertising is ineffective against smart, educated people.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. The quality of news reporting has nothing to do with money.
      a. True
      b. False
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