The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Canadian Edition: Chapter 4

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) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) impossible
b) highly probable over the long haul
c) highly improbable over the long haul
d) miraculous

Question 16:


a) omnipresent
b) stressful
c) disturbing
d) fabricated by our minds

Question 17:


a) infallible
b) difficult to quantify
c) not trustworthy
d) not infallible

Question 18:


a) checking an expert's credentials
b) ignoring the expert
c) regarding a non-expert as an expert
d) regarding an expert as a non-expert

Question 19:


a) they are better at judging the information than we are
b) the information has been checked
c) they are experts
d) they have credentials

Question 20:


a) accepting it
b) rejecting it
c) doubting it
d) rephrasing it

Question 21:


a) that they have more access to the relevant information than we do
b) that they are better at judging the relevant than we are
c) that their judgment within their field is infallible
d) that they typically have advanced preparation and experience in their field

Question 22:


a) the stronger our belief in it should be
b) the more desirable are the implications of the claim
c) the greater is our justification for doubting its truth
d) the more reason we have to doubt it

Question 23:


a) when that person happens to be an expert
b) when there is no good reason to doubt it
c) when that person provides reliable reports of their experience
d) when that personal experience complements your own

Question 24:


a) you are more likely to lose
b) you are more likely to win
c) the chances are the same as with previous attempts
d) it is up to fate to decide