5.3 Quiz Critical Thinking By Example


1. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." [1] is best described as

a) a main conclusion
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion
c) a main premise that is also a subconclusion
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion
2. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." [2] is best described as

a) a main conclusion
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion
c) a main premise that is also a subconclusion
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion
3. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." [3] is best described as

a) a main conclusion
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion
c) a main premise that is also a subconclusion
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion
4. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." [4] is best described as

a) a main conclusion
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion
c) a main premise that is also a subconclusion
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion
5. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." [5] is best described as

a) a main conclusion
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion
c) a main premise that is also a subconclusion
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion
6. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." What is 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
7. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." What is the relationship between [2] and [3]?

a) [2] is offered in support of [3]
b) [3] is offered in support of [3]
c) [2] and [3] are linked
d) None of the above
8. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." What is the relationship between [3] and [4]?

a) [3] is offered in support of [4]
b) [4] is offered in support of [3]
c) [4] and [3] are linked
d) None of the above
9. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." What is the relationship between [4] and [5]?

a) [4] is offered in support of [5]
b) [5] is offered in support of [4]
c) [4] and [5] are linked
d) None of the above
10. "[1] If we go out to a movie tonight, we will need to eat now. [2] I'm not hunrgy now, [3] so we won't see a movie tonight. [4] Besides, the movie is probably bad [5] since the critics panned it." This argument contains

a) a linked and divergent argument
b) a linked and convergent argument
c) a linked and serial argument
d) a serial and convergent argument
e) a serial, convergent and linked argument
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