1.1 Critical Thinking By Example


1. "[1] Drinking and Philosophy are similar, [2] since they both hurt your head." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [1] and [2]?

a) [2] is offered in support of [1].
b) [1] is offered in support of [2].
c) [1] and [2] are linked.
d) None of the above.
2. "[1] Drinking and Philosophy are similar, [2] since they both hurt your head." This argument is best described as

a) Convergent
b) Linked
c) Serial
d) Simple
e) Divergent
3. "[1] You should watch "House", since [2] it teaches you about medical stuff, and [3] the star, Hugh Laurie, is cute beyond belief." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [1] and [2]?

a) [1] is offered in support of [2].
b) [2] is offered in support of [1].
c) [1] and [2] are linked.
d) None of the above.
4. "[1] You should watch "House", since [2] it teaches you about medical stuff, and [3] the star, Hugh Laurie, is cute beyond belief." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [2] and [3]?

a) [2] is offered in support of [3].
b) [3] is offered in support of [2].
c) [2] and [3] are linked premises.
d) None of the above.
5. "[1] You should watch "House", since [2] it teaches you about medical stuff, and [3] the star, Hugh Laurie, is cute beyond belief." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [1] and [3]?

a) [1] is offered in support of [3].
b) [3] is offered in support of [1].
c) [1] and [3] are linked.
d) None of the above.
6. "[1] You should watch "House", since [2] it teaches you about medical stuff, and [3] the star, Hugh Laurie, is cute beyond belief." Which of the following best describes the argument?

a) Simple
b) Linked
c) Convergent
d) Divergent
e) Serial
7. "[3] Justice requires that we provide all citizens the minimal requirements for living. [2] Healthcare is a minimal requirement for living. [1] This shows that we ought to provide universal healthcare." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [1] and [2]?

a) [1] is offered in support of [2].
b) [2] is offered in support of [1].
c) [1] and [2] are linked.
d) None of the above.
8. "[3] Justice requires that we provide all citizens the minimal requirements for living. [2] Healthcare is a minimal requirement for living. [1] This shows that we ought to provide universal healthcare." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [2] and [3]?

a) [2] is offered in support of [3].
b) [3] is offered in support of [2].
c) [2] and [3] are linked.
d) None of the above.
9. "[3] Justice requires that we provide all citizens the minimal requirements for living. [2] Healthcare is a minimal requirement for living. [1] This shows that we ought to provide universal healthcare." Which of the following best describes the relationship between [1] and [3]?

a) [1] is offered in support of [3].
b) [3] is offered in support of [1].
c) [1] and [3] are linked.
d) None of the above.
10. "[3] Justice requires that we provide all citizens the minimal requirements for living. [2] Healthcare is a minimal requirement for living. [1] This shows that we ought to provide universal healthcare."Which of the following best describes the argument?

a) Convergent
b) Serial
c) Simple
d) Divergent
e) Linked
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