The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Canadian Edition: Chapter 5

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) sufficiently similar
b) sufficiently similar in irrelevant ways
c) complete opposites
d) not sufficiently similar in relevant ways

Question 13:


a) acceptable premises
b) unacceptable premises
c) deduction
d) acceptable but untrue premises

Question 14:


a) it is hypothetical
b) there is good reason to think that doing one action will inevitably lead to another undesirable action
c) there are only two possible results
d) there is no good reason to think that doing one action will inevitably lead to another undesirable action

Question 15:


a) not reasonable
b) an appeal to tradition
c) an appeal to the masses
d) reasonable

Question 16:


a) irrelevant to her character
b) evidence that the claims are false
c) irrelevant to the truth of the claims
d) relevant only in court

Question 17:


a) using rhetoric
b) making false statements
c) ignoring the person
d) criticizing the person who makes it

Question 18:


a) psychologically impotent
b) logically flawed
c) deductively valid
d) inductively valid

Question 19:


a) no one has rejected it
b) no one has proven it false
c) a substantial number of people doubt it
d) a substantial number of people believe it

Question 20:


a) red herring
b) straw man
c) begging the question
d) appeal to the person

Question 21:


a) because of something about the person who is advancing the claim
b) because of the origins of that claim
c) because of a mischaracterization or oversimplification of a claim
d) because a relative made the claim

Question 22:


a) she makes an appeal to tradition
b) she commits the straw man fallacy
c) she makes an appeal to ignorance
d) she commits no fallacy

Question 23:


a) it makes an assumption
b) it wrongly presumes that there are only two alternatives
c) it presumes a conclusion that it should be establishing
d) it accepts a claim simply because it is popular

Question 24:


a) false dilemma
b) fallacy of composition
c) slippery slope fallacy
d) genetic fallacy