The Power of Critical Thinking, Second Canadian Edition: Chapter 09

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) verified independently of the phenomenon it's supposed to explain.
b) understood without explanation.
c) verified without several tests.
d) advocated.

Question 9:


a) refers to the fewest physical entities.
b) makes the fewest assumptions.
c) is untestable.
d) is easiest to understand.

Question 10:


a) extremely useful.
b) useful only in science.
c) worthless.
d) uncommon.

Question 11:


a) false.
b) essential tools.
c) optional.
d) never explicit.

Question 12:


a) is the only theory we need to consider.
b) meets the minimum requirement of consistency.
c) is true.
d) is false.

Question 13:


a) inductively weak.
b) inconclusive.
c) valid.
d) inductively strong.

Question 14:


a) fruitful.
b) conservative.
c) testable.
d) superfluous.

Question 15:


a) testable.
b) simple.
c) conservative.
d) fruitful.