The Power of Critical Thinking, Third Canadian Edition: Chapter 8

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) one that guarantees that the event occurs
b) one without which the event cannot occur
c) one that cannot guarantee that the event occurs
d) unlikely

Question 13:


a) always evidence of causal connections
b) evidence of the paranormal
c) impossible
d) common and must occur

Question 14:


a) not causally related
b) uncaused
c) probably causally related
d) unrelated

Question 15:


a) all the ways that matter
b) at least two ways
c) every respect
d) some respects

Question 16:


a) an irrelevant property
b) inadequate sample size
c) enumerative induction
d) an opinion poll

Question 17:


a) the property in question
b) the relevant property
c) agreement and difference
d) the sample members, or sample

Question 18:


a) one that guarantees that the event occurs
b) one without which the even cannot occur
c) one that is improbable
d) one that cannot guarantee that the event occurs

Question 19:


a) hasty generalization
b) faulty analogy
c) representative fallacy
d) post hoc, ergo prompter hoc

Question 20:


a) the sample size is too large
b) the sample is unrepresentative
c) an opinion poll is used
d) All of the above can weaken an enumerative argument.

Question 21:


a) current employees
b) current employees that were interviewed
c) current employees that reported being highly satisfied with their work environment
d) current employees that were not interviewed

Question 22:


a) the acceptability of the premises
b) the strength of the generalization being offered
c) whether the sample is random
d) whether the conclusion falls short of being a necessary consequence of the premises

Question 23:


a) either a necessary or a sufficient condition
b) a sufficient condition
c) both a necessary and a sufficient condition
d) none of the above