Critical Thinking Quiz Argument

  • 1. 

    The authors of the text believe that those that put a tanning salon in Butte City, CA were using Critical Thinking.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 2. 

    When you state a belief then you are making a claim.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 3. 

    Presenting a reason for believing a claim is true is known as an _____________ .

  • 4. 

    The concept that one idea is as good as another is known as ________________ .

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    An argument whose premises being true would mean necessarily that the conclusion is true is called a/an:

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

  • 6. 

    An argument whose premises being true would mean that probaby the conclusions are true is known as a/an: 

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

  • 7. 

    Arguments are:

    • A. 

      An explaination of somthing

    • B. 

      An attempt to convenice someone of something

    • C. 

    • D. 

      Something you use with your spouse

    • E. 

  • 8. 

    The two parts of an arguments are:

    • A. 

    • B. 

      First part and second part

    • C. 

    • D. 

      It varies from argument to argument

    • E. 

  • 9. 

    “The environment needs George W. Bush like farmers need drough,”iIs a good argument.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 10. 

    There are better means of persuation than presenting an argument.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 21:730:107:B5 Instructor: Dr. Jeff Buechner Summer, 2017 Rutgers University QUIZ 2 Name Ronald Mendoza _______________________________________________________________________ 1.Are all valid arguments (arguments with no loopholes) necessarily good arguments? (i.) Yes (ii.) No _(iii.) Indeterminate (iv.) Maybe yes and maybe no 2.If an argument is loophole-free (i.e., it is valid), mustits premises be true? (i.)Yes (ii.) No(iii.) Indeterminate (iv.) No one really knows 3. Good arguments need to have good reasoning (good support) and true premises. (i) True(ii) False (iii) It depends on lots of things (iv) Maybe! 4. In your own words, why are gut feelings that a conclusion is true not a reliable indicator ofhow well the premises support it? -Gutfeelingsarenotareliableindicatorofhowwellthe premises supports theconclusion. Just because a person’s gut feeling likes or dislikes a conclusion does notequal to whether or not the conclusion is true. The more support in the premise, theeasier it is to decide if the conclusion is true. As long as the premises are true andsupport the conclusion, it is more likely for the conclusion to be true. Facts are more

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