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Q:  1.
Question :
A person who is shown his or her argument commits a fallacy should

run screaming from the room.

argue louder.

revise the argument.

2.
Question :
A fallacy is an argument that

is a weak inductive argument.

makes a mistaken in deriving a conclusion.

has a false conclusion.

is a sound inductive argument.

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

3.
Question :
"All dogs like bones; Sirius is a dog; therefore Sirius likes bones" may commit which fallacy?

No fallacy committed

Slippery slope fallacy

Begging the question

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

4.
Question :
"Bob is a convicted felon. So what he says cannot be true" commits a(n)

tu quoque fallacy.

Red Herring fallacy.

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

5.
Question :
A student asks a teacher for a one-day extension. The teacher says if she gives a one-day extension, then she would have to give a two-day extension, then a three-day extension, and eventually not have any deadlines. This might be an example of the

appeal to popularity fallacy.

slippery slope fallacy.

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

6.
Question :
If an argument does not commit a fallacy, it is

necessarily valid.

necessarily sound.

Not enough information to determine

Both A and B

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

7.
Question :
“That coin, when flipped, will either come up heads or tails" may commit which fallacy?

Slippery slope fallacy

No fallacy committed

False dichotomy

Begging the question

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

8.
Question :
"My husband snores. All men must snore" commits which of these fallacies.

Hasty generalization

Appeal to pity

False Cause

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

9.
Question :
"Julie started carrying a rabbit's foot, then she won the lottery. The rabbit's foot must have caused her to win the lottery" commits a(n)

false cause fallacy.

strawman fallacy.

slippery slope fallacy.

Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic.

10.
Question :
After being told that she is being punished for lying, a child responds by telling her mother that she also lied. This response may involve which fallacy?

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