Fallacies can be psychologically persuasive even though they are...
a. Psychologically impotent
b. Logically flawed
c. Deductively valid
d. Inductively valid
The fallacy of appeal to the person is rejecting a claim by...
a. Using rhetoric
b. Making false statements
c. Ignoring the person
d. Criticizing the person who makes it
Whether someone is hypocritical regarding her claims is...
a. Irrelevant to her character
b. Evidence that the claims are false
c. Irrelevant to the truth of the claims
d. Relevant only in court
Automatically rejecting a claim just because it's traditional is...
a. Not reasonable
b. An appeal to tradition
c. An appeal to the masses
A slippery-slope pattern of argument is fallacious when...
a. It is hypothetical
b. There is good reason to think that doing one action will inevitably lead to another undesirable action
c. There are only two possible results
d. There is no good reason to think that doing one action will inevitably lead to another undesirable action
A hasty generalization is a fallacy of...
a. Acceptable premises
b. Unacceptable premises
d. Acceptable but untrue premises
In a faulty analogy, the things being compared are...
a. Sufficiently similar
b. Sufficiently similar in irrelevant ways
c. Complete opposites
d. Not sufficiently similar in relevant ways
Arguing that what is true of the parts must be true of the whole is the fallacy of...
c. Appeal to the person
d. Appeal to ignorance
The use of a word in two different senses in an argument is the fallacy of...
a. Appeal to the person
c. Appeal to tradition
d. Appeal to emotion
Rejecting a claim by criticizing the person who makes it rather than the claim itself is known as the fallacy of...
b. Appeal to emotion
d. Appeal to the person
Arguing that a claim must be true merely because a substantial number of people believe it is called the fallacy of...
a. Tu quoque
c. Appeal to the masses
d. Appeal to reason
Arguing that a lack of evidence proves something is the fallacy of...
a. Appeal to ignorance
b. Double negative
d. Burden of proof