The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Canadian Edition: Chapter 10

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) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) a worldview that affirms how the world is
b) the use of knowledge to do things in the world
c) the only reliable way to acquire knowledge
d) a way of searching for truth

Question 10:


a) “If H, then C. C. Thus, H”
b) “If H, then ~C. ~C. Thus, ~H”
c) “If H then C. ~C. Thus, ~H”
d) Both A and C are accurate representations

Question 11:


a) a kind of testing constraint where neither those subjects receiving the real test sample nor those receiving the placebo are aware of which group they are in
b) a kind of testing constraint where neither the experimenters nor any of the test subjects are aware of which group is receiving the placebo
c) a kind of testing constraint where neither the experimenters nor the group that receives the placebo is aware of who receives the placebo
d) none of the above

Question 12:


a) the school of thought that says that science is an instrument that brings our understanding of the natural world closer and closer to the truth
b) the school of thought that says that science offers the only way to acquire knowledge
c) the notion that science is a worldview that affirms how the world is
d) the school of thought that says that the goal of science is to put forward theories that are useful in helping us predict and control the world around us

Question 13:


a) Evolution has reached an endpoint and so it is no longer an observable process.
b) The notion that “no one sees evolution occur” misses the point about how science tests hypotheses.
c) Evolution is an hypothesis based on observed consequences. We see those consequences.
d) Both b and c

Question 14:


a) begging the question
b) leaving no room for one’s imagination
c) the failure to consider alternative explanations
d) All of the above

Question 15:


a) cannot exist
b) involves a logical contradiction
c) violates a principle of logic
d) All of the above

Question 16:


a) state the theory and check for consistency
b) scrutinize alternative theories
c) assess the evidence for the theory
d) None of the above