Which fallacy may be committed by such an explanation

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1. Defense attorneys sometimes explain the actions of a client by describing how badly the client was treated as a child. Which fallacy may be committed by such an explanation? (Points : 1)  Appeal to pity
 Irrelevant conclusion
 Begging the question

Question 2. 2. “Senator Blue says gay marriage is okay and a matter of basic civil rights. What he is really saying is that every kind of immorality is fine and this is just like saying that people should be allowed to do anything they want to do. That is a crazy idea.“ This commits the fallacy of: (Points : 1)
 Appeal to pity
 Scare tactics
 Straw Man
 Begging the question

Question 3. 3. A producer asked the news anchor for $100,000 or else the producer would tell everyone about the news anchor’s relationship with some of the female staff. This commits the fallacy of: (Points : 1)
 Appeal to pity
 Scare tactics
 Red herring

Question 4. 4. In a tu quoque, or Look Who’s Talking fallacy, the argument is not believable because of the person’s: (Points : 1)
 Irrelevant reasons
 Threat of force

Question 5. 5. In a Straw Man argument, the claim is not sound because: (Points : 1)
 of an attack on the other person
 the other person’s view is misrepresented
 of an attack on the other person’s motive
 an irrelevant issue is raised

Question 6. 6. The fallacy of __________ occurs when an arguer uses a key word in an argument in two or more different senses. (Points : 1)
 Red herring
 Two wrongs make a right
 Straw man

Question 7. 7. __________ occurs when an arguer appeals to a person’s desire to be popular, accepted, or valued, rather than to logically relevant reasons or evidence. (Points : 1)
 The appeal to pity fallacy
 A bandwagon appeal
 The red herring fallacy
 The fallacy of equivocation

Question 8. 8. __________ occurs when an arguer states or assumes as a premise the very thing he or she is seeking to prove as a conclusion (Points : 1)
 The red herring fallacy
 A bandwagon argument
 The fallacy of equivocation
 The fallacy of begging the question

Question 9. 9. A premise is positively relevant to a claim if it provides at least some reason for thinking that the claim is true. (Points : 1)

Question 10. 10. In the argument “Ned is 100 years old; therefore, Ned probably plays professional basketball,” the premise is logically irrelevant to the conclusion. (Points : 1)

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