The Power of Critical Thinking, Second Canadian Edition: Chapter 03

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) with the help of another premise.
b) without the help of any other premises.
c) with implied premises.
d) without implied premises.

Question 9:


a) practice.
b) look for premises first.
c) use the five-step method.
d) look for false premises first.

Question 10:


a) If p, then q. q. Therefore, p.
b) If p, then q. If q, then r. Therefore, if p, then r.
c) Either p or q. Not p. Therefore, q.
d) If p, then q. p. Therefore q.

Question 11:


a) search for a credible premise that would make the argument as strong as possible.
b) rewrite the argument.
c) search for a credible premise that would make the argument valid.
d) make a bad argument good.

Question 12:


a) true premises and a false conclusion.
b) false premises and a true conclusion.
c) true premises and a true conclusion.
d) false premises and a false conclusion.

Question 13:


a) inductive.
b) cogent.
c) weak.
d) strong.

Question 14:


a) inductive.
b) valid.
c) deductive.
d) sound.

Question 15:


a) If p, then q. Not p. Therefore, not q.
b) Either p or q. Not p. Therefore, q.
c) If p, then q. p. Therefore, q.
d) If p, then q. q. Therefore, p.

Question 16:


a) If p, then q. p. Therefore, q.
b) If p, then q. q. Therefore, p.
c) If p, then q. Not p. Therefore, not q.
d) If p, then q. If q, then r. Therefore, if p, then r.