"I don't believe in gun control. Gun control advocates are all smug, sanctimonious city folk." This argument is what type of fallacy?

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PHILOSOPHY QUIZ 2

 

Question 1 (1 point)

 

"You tell me not to drop this course, but you dropped out of the dance troupe right before the big show!"  This argument is what type of fallacy? (select one)

Question 1 options:

Appeal to Pity

Ad Hominem

Appeal to Force

Tu Quoque

Question 2 (1 point)

 

"I don't believe in gun control. Gun control advocates are all smug, sanctimonious city folk." This argument is what type of fallacy? (select one)

Question 2 options:

Tu Quoque

Straw Person

Appeal to Force

Ad Hominem

Question 3 (1 point)

 

"I'm going to buy a Ford truck.  My Dad always had Fords, and I've always driven a Ford."

Which fallacy is this?

Question 3 options:

Bandwagon / Appeal to popularity

Straw person argument

Appeal to inappropriate authority

Appeal to tradition

Begging the question

Question 4 (1 point)

 

Which premise is NOT relevant to this conclusion (select one)

C:  The government should raise the minimum wage.

Question 4 options:

A worker earning the current minimum wage lives far below the poverty line.

Many minimum-wage earners provide the only income in their households.

If the minimum wage is raised, some tax forms will need to be revised

If the minimum wage is raised, workers may have more money to spend, which could stimulate the economy.

Question 5 (1 point)

 

Which premise is relevant to this conclusion? (select one)

C: Jamie is the best candidate for Student Council President.

Question 5 options:

The people voting against Jamie are such losers.

If you don't vote for Jamie, she'll ban you from Student Union events.

Jamie has been the Student Union president this past year and is doing the job well.

Everybody else is voting for Jamie.

Question 6 (1 point)

 

"Those who support an increased minimum wage think that everybody - from janitors to executives - should be making the same amount of money."  This argument is what type of fallacy? (select one)

Question 6 options:

Tu Quoque

Appeal to Popularity

Straw Person

Ad Hominem

Question 7 (1 point)

 

Literally, "non sequitur" means (select one)

Question 7 options:

it does not follow

it is not in the right sequence

it is not standard

it is silly

Question 8 (1 point)

 

"When are you going to stop being such a whiner?"

This is an example of:

Question 8 options:

Rhetorical question

Questionable cause

Loaded question

Poisoning the well

Begging the question

Question 9 (1 point)

 

Which of the following premises IS relevant to this conclusion (select one)

C:  You should do your homework tonight.

Question 9 options:

If you don't do your homework tonight, you'll never get into university and your life will be ruined.

Your brother and your sister are both doing their homework

If you don’t study tonight, you’ll be confused in class tomorrow.

Our next-door neighbor told me that students who do homework every day get better grades than students who take some nights off.

Question 10 (1 point)

 

"Ad hominem" is an attempt to (select one)

Question 10 options:

appeal to the popularity of a person

refute an argument by attacking a "straw person"

win an argument with a threat of force

discredit an argument by attacking the arguer

Question 11 (1 point)

 

This ad commits the fallacy of:

Question 11 options:

Appeal to tradition

Appeal to inappropriate authority

Bandwagon/Appeal to popularity

Red Herring

Begging the question

Question 12 (1 point)

 

Which of the following premises IS relevant to the conclusion? (select one)

C:  The use of pesticides should be banned on North American farms.

Question 12 options:

Corporations like Monsanto have done such terrible things, anything they advocate must be a bad idea.

The farmers who use pesticides don’t care how much they poison people—they just want to make a profit.

Pesticides are contributing factors in several ecological crises, such as the decline of bee and frog populations.

Pesticides can be made from either natural or unnatural ingredients.

Question 13 (1 point)

 

"Liberal democracy is the best form of government, and I'll give an F on your political science exams to anyone who says otherwise."  This argument is what type of fallacy? (select one)

Question 13 options:

Tu Quoque

Appeal to force

Appeal to popularity

Ad Hominem

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