5.1 Quiz Critical Thinking By Example


1. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." [1] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
2. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." [2] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
3. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." [3] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
4. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

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.
5. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

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] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

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.
7. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

a) There is no missing premises or conclusions.
b) There is a missing premise: we should get our troops out of Afghanistan.
c) There is a missing conclusion: we should get our troops out of Afghanistan.
8. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

a) This passage contains at least one serial argument.
b) This passage does not contain a serial argument.
9. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

a) This passage contains at least one linked argument.
b) This passage does not contain a linked argument.
10. "[1] Unless we get the troops out of Afghanistan, there will be more bloodshed. [2] If there is more bloodshed, this will be unjust. [3] We should not permit injustice." Which of the following best describes this argument?

a) This passage contains at least one convergent argument.
b) This passage does not contain a convergent argument.
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