Quiz 1.5 Critical Thinking By Example


1. "[1] Dogs are friendly. [2] Dogs make the best pets. [3] After all, cats are not nearly so friendly."

a) The main conclusion is: Dogs are friendly.
b) The main conclusion is: Dogs make the best pets.
c) The main conclusion is: cats are not nearly so friendly.
2. "[1] Dogs are friendly. [2] Dogs make the best pets. [3] After all, cats are not nearly so friendly."

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.
3. "[1] Dogs are friendly. [2] Dogs make the best pets. [3] After all, cats are not nearly so friendly."

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.
4. "[1] Dogs are friendly. [2] Dogs make the best pets. [3] After all, cats are not nearly so friendly."

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.
5. "[1] Dogs are friendly. [2] Dogs make the best pets. [3] After all, cats are not nearly so friendly."

a) This is a linked argument.
b) This is a divergent argument.
c) This is a convergent argument.
d) This is a serial argument.
e) This is a simple argument.
6. "[1] You only love your country if you are willing to unquestioningly follow its leaders. [2] You don't love your country. [3] You have questioned our country's leadership."

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.
7. "[1] You only love your country if you are willing to unquestioningly follow its leaders. [2] You don't love your country. [3] You have questioned our country's leadership."

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.
8. "[1] You only love your country if you are willing to unquestioningly follow its leaders. [2] You don't love your country. [3] You have questioned our country's leadership."

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.
9. "[1] You only love your country if you are willing to unquestioningly follow its leaders. [2] You don't love your country. [3] You have questioned our country's leadership."

a) This is a convergent argument.
b) This is a divergent argument.
c) This is a serial argument.
d) This is a linked argument.
e) This is a simple argument.
10. "[1] You only love your country if you are willing to unquestioningly follow its leaders. [2] You don't love your country. [3] You have questioned our country's leadership."


a) The main conclusion is: You only love your country if you are willing to unquestioningly follow its leaders.
b) The main conclusion is: you don't love your country.
c) The main conclusion is: you have questioned our country's leadership.
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