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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 8

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) your purpose in writing
b) the audience for whom you are writing
c) the discipline for which your essay is intended
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 2:


a) using formal debate procedures
b) ascribing authority to how things were done in the past
c) addressing a counter-argument and showing its weak points
d) offering a position of compromise
e) all of the above

Question 3:


a) slippery slope fallacy
b) circular reasoning
c) oversimplification
d) slanted language

Question 4:


a) circular reasoning
b) oversimplification
c) fallacy of irrelevance
d) bandwagon appeal

Question 5:


a) oversimplification
b) either/or fallacy
c) fallacy of irrelevance
d) bandwagon appeal

Question 6:


a) acknowledging that an opposing point of view exists
b) anticipating possible challenges to your position
c) responding to major points that disagree with your position
d) raising counter-arguments and answering each one in turn
e) conceding some degree of validity to the opposing point of view
f) all of the above

Question 7:


a) It is based on fact.
b) It is supported through objective evidence.
c) It is self-evident
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) begins with the weakest point and ends with the strongest
b) begins with the strongest point and ends with the weakest

Question 9:


a) deductive reasoning
b) inductive reasoning

Question 10:


a) deductive reasoning
b) inductive reasoning

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False