Higher Education

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The Active Reader, Third Edition: Chapter 9

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 you’re writing for
c) The discipline your essay is intended for
d) All 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

Question 3:


a) True
b) False

Question 4:


a) Deductive reasoning
b) Inductive reasoning

Question 5:


a) Deductive reasoning
b) Inductive reasoning

Question 6:


a) Slippery slope fallacy
b) Circular reasoning
c) Oversimplification
d) Slanted language

Question 7:


a) Circular reasoning
b) Oversimplification
c) Fallacy of irrelevance
d) Bandwagon appeal

Question 8:


a) Circular reasoning
b) Oversimplification
c) Fallacy of irrelevance
d) Bandwagon appeal

Question 9:


a) Oversimplification
b) Either/or fallacy
c) fallacy of irrelevance
d) bandwagon appeal

Question 10:


a) True
b) False