Informal Fallacies Quiz

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The number of heroin addicts has risen steadily for the past 20 years, and so has the number of treatment centers. Therefore, to cut down on heroin addiction we should eliminate the treatment centers.

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Either you spend $200 on a pair of True Religion jeans, or everybody will think you're out of style. It's up to you.

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Nobody has ever heard a monkey talk. Therefore, probably monkeys don't talk.

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Benny has argued for a long time for a new national park in Montana, but you really shouldn't listen to him. Benny owns a general store in the proposed vicinity, and if the park is created, he stands to profit handsomely from the flow of visitors.

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Karen argues that it's not right to post the photographs of convicted felons on the internet. Obviously Karen supports felons. But these monsters have completely ruined the lives of thousands of families. They can't be allowed to wreak their havoc any longer. Clearly, Karen's argument is misguided.

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Either Kansas or Ohio is situated on the Mississippi River. But Ohio is not on the Mississippi. Therefore, it must be Kansas.

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Professor Smyth argues for the adoption of stronger standards covering food imported from China. But Smyth is a disgusting leftist hippie who reportedly dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Smyth's arguments are trash, just as he is.

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My friend Connie used a green Bic pen to solve the problems on her last algebra test, and after the test was graded she got an A. So if you want to get an A in algebra, you should work all the test problems with a green Bic pen.

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Nobody has ever proved that the Big Bang theory of the universe is true. Therefore, we must conclude that the Big Bang theory is false.

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Your little Tommy wants a slingshot for his birthday, but you shouldn't give him one. If you do, next he'll want a B-B gun. Then a 22 rifle. After that it will be a high powered rifle, and then an Uzi and an AK-47. Soon he'll want a bazooka and after that an antiaircraft gun. In no time your home will become an armory.

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Anti-abortion groups have given a number of reasons why they oppose abortions. But what these groups really want to do is outlaw every form of birth control, and that is clearly a bad idea. Not everyone can afford to have a child, and legal birth control allows families to plan their pregnancies. Clearly, we should oppose the anti-abortion conclusion.

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Honey, you should use Vicks Formula 44, since that handsome fella who plays Dr. Warner says it’s the best.

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Mr. Quigley, who is a lobbyist for the oil industry, says that the government should subsidize oil exploration. In view of Mr. Quigley's credentials, it follows that the government should certainly do this.

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Every squirrel that has ever been observed likes nuts. Therefore, probably every squirrel likes nuts.

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Our weightlifting coach argues with great conviction about the dangers of steroids, but you really can't take him seriously. I've been told by a trustworthy source that when the coach was our age he used steroids every day.

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Every tile on this kitchen floor is light blue in color. Therefore, the entire floor is light blue in color.

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The Northern Express railway train is headed north. Therefore, every car on that train is headed north.

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Randy, you have a good eye. Tell me: Do you think this dress makes me look too fat?

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are having marital problems. After all, they haven’t publicly denounced the magazine reports about their fights.

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Practically everyone has driven home at one time or other after having had a few drinks. Therefore, you shouldn't have any problem with driving home now, even though you're a bit tipsy.

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