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Multiple Choice Quiz

  1. Propositional logic uses symbols to stand for statements and...
      a. Nonstatements
      b. The relationships between subject and predicate
      c. Truth values
      d. The relationships between statements
  2. The symbolization for a conjunction is...
      a. p → q
      b. p & q
      c. p v q
      d. ~ p
  3. In a disjunction, even if one of the statements is false, the whole disjunction is still...
      a. False
      b. Negated
      c. True
      d. Both true and false
  4. In a conditional statement, the first part is the antecedent and the second part is the...
      a. Predicate
      b. Consequent
      c. Subject
      d. Disjunct
  5. The name of the following argument form is... p → q ~ p ∴ ~ q
      a. Denying the consequent
      b. Disjunctive syllogism
      c. Modus tollens
      d. Denying the antecedent
  6. In a truth table for a two-variable argument, the first guide column has the following truth values:
      a. T, T, F, F
      b. F, F, T, T
      c. T, F, T, F
      d. T, F, F, F
  7. In using the short method, your overall goal is to see if you can...
      a. Show that all the statements of the argument are true
      b. Prove invalidity in the most efficient way possible
      c. Prove validity in the most efficient way possible
      d. Prove that the conclusion is false
  8. The four logical connectives are…
      a. Conjunctions, conditionals, compounds, and disjunctions
      b. Conjunctions, statements, disjuncts, and conditionals
      c. Conditionals, disjunctions, negations, and conjunctions
      d. Conjuncts, disjuncts, conditionals, and negations
  9. A conditional is symbolized like this…
      a. p v q
      b. pq
      c. p * q
      d. p & q
  10. A conditional is false only when the antecedent is…
      a. True and the consequent is false
      b. False and the consequent is false
      c. True and the consequent is true
      d. False and the consequent is true
  11. In a conditional statement, unless means “if not” and introduces…
      a. A negation
      b. The conjunct
      c. The consequent
      d. The antecedent
  12. It is impossible for a valid argument to have true premises and…
      a. A true conclusion
      b. A negated conclusion
      c. A conditional
      d. A false conclusion
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