$12.00 PHI 103 WEK 2 QUESTIONS Informal LogicFound in Philosophy: General-Philosophy
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PHI 103 WEEK 2 QUESTIONS. There are multiple versions. Ensure the questions below apply to yours. Use as quiz prep.
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1. Question : Assume you are given a sound argument. What do you know about it?
It is deductive.
It is valid.
Both A and B
None of the above
2. Question : Human reasoning tends to use a mixture of both
oil and vinegar.
induction and deduction.
induction and reduction.
reduction and deduction.
3. Question : Deductive arguments should never be characterized as
4. Question : "All dogs hate cats. Sirius is a dog. So Sirius hates cats" is an example of a
sound inductive argument.
valid deductive argument.
invalid inductive argument.
weak deductive argument.
5. Question : The premises of an argument are
true or false.
6. Question : To criticize a deductive argument logically, one might
hit the person making the argument.
show one of the premises is false.
show one of the premises is true.
show the conclusion follows validly from the premises.
7. Question : In logic, arguments are never described as
8. Question : Inductive arguments should never be characterized as
9. Question : A valid argument is one that, if its premises are accepted as true, has
a false conclusion.
a vague conclusion.
a pointless conclusion.
a true conclusion.
10. Question : One way to make an inductive argument stronger is to
make the conclusion weaker.
eliminate the conclusion.
state the argument in a louder voice.
pretend your argument is a good one.
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