The Power of Critical Thinking, Second Canadian Edition: Chapter 01

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) True
b) False

Question 2:


a) True
b) False

Question 3:


a) True
b) False

Question 4:


a) True
b) False

Question 5:


a) True
b) False

Question 6:


a) True
b) False

Question 7:


a) True
b) False

Question 8:


a) an argument.
b) the conclusion.
c) the premises.
d) the complement.

Question 9:


a) worthy of strong acceptance.
b) to be believed with certainty.
c) never false.
d) beyond all possible doubt.

Question 10:


a) worthy of strong acceptance.
b) to be believed with certainty.
c) never false.
d) beyond all possible doubt.

Question 11:


a) a question or exclamation.
b) an affirmation of prior beliefs.
c) an assertion that something is or is not the case.
d) an assertion that is neither true nor false.

Question 12:


a) our prejudices.
b) our emotions.
c) peer pressure.
d) our unconscious desires.

Question 13:


a) a fault-finding attitude.
b) attempts to win an argument.
c) using careful judgment or judicious evaluation.
d) a lack of respect for other people.

Question 14:


a) we have good reasons to accept it.
b) it is consistent with our needs.
c) it has not been proven wrong.
d) it is accepted by our peers.

Question 15:


a) determining the cause of our beliefs.
b) pinpointing the psychological basis of our beliefs.
c) determining the quality of our beliefs.
d) assessing the practical impact of our beliefs.

Question 16:


a) premises and conclusions make up a large portion of the total wordage.
b) premises and conclusions make up only a small portion of the total wordage.
c) premises and conclusions are usually clearly labelled.
d) premises and conclusions are equal in number.

Question 17:


a) persuasion.
b) valid reasoning.
c) formulation.
d) inference.