PHI:103 Informal Logic 20 questions

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Question 1.1. “Bob is a convicted felon. So what he says cannot be true.” This statement commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  

Question 2.2. “Julie started carrying a rabbit’s foot, and then she won the lottery.” Assuming that the rabbit’s foot caused Julie to win the lottery commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 3.3. “Officer, please don’t give me a ticket. I’ve been having a really bad day and I am depressed.” This statement commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 4.4. “It is illegal, because it’s against the law.” This statement commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 5.5. “You should read this book. Everybody likes it, so it must be good.” This statement commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 6.6. A student asks a teacher for a 1-day extension. The teacher says if she gives a 1-day extension, then she would have to give a 2-day extension, then a 3-day extension, and eventually not have any deadlines at all. This is an example of which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 7.7. “That 1985 Datsun has seen better days, hasn’t it?” This statement employs which of the following rhetorical devices? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 8.8. In the ______________ fallacy, the flawed reasoning lies in accepting that because most people believe that X is the case, then it must be true that X is the case. (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  

Question 9.9. “Both times I went to that park there were shady characters sitting around in the park. I don’t trust anyone in that park.” This statement commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 10.10. Person 1: “Professor Smith states that the economy is likely to do well in the next few years.” 
Person 2: “I wouldn’t listen to him; he is a terrible teacher.” 
 
In this example, Person 2 is committing which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 11.11. When the subject or direction or topic of the argument is changed, then we have an instance of which kind of fallacy? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  

Question 12.12. “I’m not saying Jeff is a bad guy, I’m just saying I wouldn’t let my daughter within 100 feet of him.” This statement employs which of the following rhetorical devices? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 13.13. “Why do I believe aliens exist? What’s your reason for not believing they do?” This statement commits which of the following fallacies? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 14.14. “Studies show that I am right.” This statement employs which of the following rhetorical devices? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 15.15. Which of the following contains a dysphemism? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 16.16. “This hospital has had a few cases of negative patient outcomes.” This statement employs which of the following rhetorical devices? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 17.17. “This beverage will make you feel as happy as if you won the lottery!” This statement employs which of the following rhetorical devices? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 18.18. Which of the following is true about the reliability of a source? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 19.19. Chapter 8 lists several ways that the media can deliberately mislead us. Which of the following is not one of the ways mentioned in the chapter? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

Question 20.20. Which of the following is a good example of product placement? (Points : 1)
  
  
  
  
  

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