"Whenever I get stung by a wasp, I swell up. Oh no, I'm swelling up! Rats, I must have been stung by a wasp."

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PHILOSOPHY QUIZ 4

 

Question 1 (1 point)

 

"Whenever I get stung by a wasp, I swell up. Oh no, I'm swelling up!  Rats, I must have been stung by a wasp."

Question 1 options:

Invalid Argument

Valid Modus Tollens

Valid Chain Argument

Valid Modus Ponens

Question 2 (1 point)

 

"If a virus infects your computer, then you should erase your hard drive and start over.  A virus infected Alice's computer. So, Alice should erase her hard drive."

Question 2 options:

Invalid argument

Valid Modus Tollens

Valid Modus Ponens

Valid Conjunctive Syllogism

Question 3 (1 point)

 

Which statement is the best definition of VALID?

Question 3 options:

If the premises are true, the conclusion must be true

If the premises are true, the conclusion is likely to be true

A valid argument always has 3 statements: 2 premises and a conclusion.

A valid argument is necessarily sound

Question 4 (1 point)

 

What is the best definition of SYLLOGISM?

Question 4 options:

A valid deductive argument structure with 3 or more premises

A 3-line argument with two premises and one conclusion.

A valid deductive argument structure with true premises

An if-then statement

Question 5 (1 point)

 

"We may write our exams in blue or black ink.  I prefer blue.  So, I won't use the black pen."

Question 5 options:

Invalid structure

Valid Modus Ponens

Undistributed Middle Term

Valid Modus Tollens

Valid Disjunctive Syllogism

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