5.5 Quiz Critical Thinking by Example


1. "[1] The new album, “Content”, from the post-punk group “The Gang of Four” is fantastic. [2] If you like great guitar work, you should give it a listen. [3] Andy Gill wields his guitar with his usual godlike virtuosity. [4] The lyrics are great. [5] They do not focus on the usual topics of pop songs, e.g. [6] the usual crap about boy meets girl, boy dumps girl. [7] The new bassist and drummer, Thomas McNeice and Mark Heaney, keep up The Gang of Four’s tradition of having a great bottom end." [1] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
2. [2] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
3. [3] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
4. [4] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
5. [5] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
6. [6] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
7. [7] is best described as

a) a main conclusion.
b) a main premise that is not a subconclusion.
c) a main premise that is a subconclusion.
d) a subpremise that is not a subconclusion.
e) a subpremise that is a subconclusion.
8. The relationship between [2] and [3] is best described as

a) [2] and [3] are linked.
b) [2] is offered in support of [3].
c) [3] is offered in support of [2].
d) none of the above.
9. The relationship between [6] and [7] is best described as

a) [6] is offered in support of [7].
b) [7] is offered in support of [6].
c) [6] and [7] are linked.
d) none of the above.
10. This argument is best described as containing at least one

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