The Power of Critical Thinking, Second Canadian Edition: Chapter 02

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) cannot be true.
b) cannot be false.
c) cannot be mistaken.
d) can be mistaken.

Question 9:


a) makes it probable.
b) is irrational.
c) makes it true.
d) does not make it true.

Question 10:


a) uncomfortable.
b) groundless.
c) approved of by our group.
d) unnecessary

Question 11:


a) do not make sense.
b) are unfounded.
c) do not support preferred claims or positions.
d) do not support any particular position.

Question 12:


a) have prejudices.
b) have a personal stake in the conclusions you reach.
c) have no commitments.
d) try to control your emotions.

Question 13:


a) cannot establish the truth of a claim.
b) cannot be controlled.
c) cannot affect our thinking.
d) cannot affect our motivations and desires.

Question 14:


a) reasons, beliefs, and claims.
b) explanations.
c) fears, attitudes, and motivations.
d) friends and relatives.

Question 15:


a) impossible.
b) morally wrong.
c) morally impossible.
d) rational.

Question 16:


a) proportion your belief to the strength of reasons.
b) proportion your belief to the strength of group influence.
c) reject claims endorsed by groups.
d) accept only claims endorsed by preferred groups.