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1 Are there any fallacies in the reasoning?
Chapter 7 Are there any fallacies in the reasoning?

2 1. The purpose of identifying fallacies is
to discount or destroy someone’s argument sort out stronger arguments from weaker ones embarrass the author/speaker 10

3 2. Which is more important about reasoning fallacies?
understanding and using the process of locating them b. precisely naming and defining them 10

4 3. Attack ads against a political candidate in which their character is assassinated could be considered mean ad populum ad hominem d. straw person 15

5 4. A reasoning fallacy that may keep one from making decisions and compromises in their personal life is equivocation searching for a perfect solution wishful thinking d. none of the above 15

6 5. Which of the following reasoning fallacies is typically not used in TV commercials?
appeal to popularity appeal to emotions Red Herring glittering generalities 10

7 6. Fallacies serve to distract by introducing that which is beside the point, such as explaining by naming distort by oversimplifying the point, such as a red herring both a and b d. neither a nor b 10

8 7. “Everybody’s doing it! =
ad populum slippery-slope faulty dilemma 10

9 8. Dropping out of this class because of failing one test is an example of which reasoning fallacy
appeal to questionable authority slippery slope either-or equivocation 10

10 The ad campaign “Do nothing” or “Fight global warming” is not an example of either-or/false dilemma.
True False 10

11 10. “Begging the question” is
repeating the conclusion as your support for the conclusion humiliating always used by lawyers in jury trials 10

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