Faulty Reasoning
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Strong support gives enough evidence to support the claim?
    answer choices
    False
    True
  • Question 2
    45 seconds
    Q. What is an overgeneralization?
    answer choices
    general statement that writer applies to all related things
     making an inference that is not supported by data
    basing conclusions on opinion rather than information
  • Question 3
    45 seconds
    Q. What is an illogical conclusion?
    answer choices
     drawing a conclusion based on too little data
     making an inference that is not supported by data
    basing conclusions on opinion rather than information
  • Question 4
    45 seconds
    Q. What is a personal bias?
    answer choices
     drawing a conclusion based on too little data
     making an inference that is not supported by data
    basing conclusions on opinion rather than information
  • Question 5
    45 seconds
    Q. Faulty reasoning is...
    answer choices
     drawing a conclusion based on too little data
      a reasonable conclusion is based on data or evidence
    basing conclusions on opinion rather than information
  • Question 6
    45 seconds
    Q.  “American Beauty rosebushes cannot survive long harsh winters, because in my garden two American Beauty rose bushes died over a long harsh winter.”  Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. “Breaking mirrors causes bad luck.” Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. “The candidate is so stupid that he didn’t know the capital of China.”  Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. "You walk through a heavily overgrown field on your way to a wooded area. The weeds and grasses are about a foot high. The next day you develop an itchy skin rash on your face. You conclude that the rash developed because you cut through the heavily overgrown area. You will not go into the woods again."  
    Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. "An experiment is conducted to determine what physical properties identify a metal. One part of the experiment tested the melting point of a substance. An iron nail, a copper penny, and a piece of lead pipe were heated in an oven at 250°C. None of the metals showed any change. The conclusion, based on the experimental data, is that all metals have a melting point above 250°C . "
    Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q. "Sending people into space is a waste of money. The space program is an expensive project that allows a few people to look at the earth from a vantage point that most people will never get to see. We are spending way too much money to let these astronauts play in space. Nothing useful has ever come from human space flight. If the government spent as much money on medical research as it spends on space flight, it would help a lot of sick people."
    Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q. "Three friends ate at Spacey’s Restaurant last night, and all are sick today. It’s obvious that the restaurant served them food with salmonella poisoning."
    Is an example...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    overgeneralization
    personal bias
  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q. "Things were a lot easier for kids before cell phones were invented. For example, there weren’t distractions like text messages or phone calls during school hours when kids were learning. They never had to worry if a picture they didn’t want it posted (like the time I put a ton of marshmallows in my mouth) showed up on social media for everyone to see. However, the scariest issue of kids having cell phones, is cyber bullying. Kids are having to deal with bullying issues because it is easy to text or send an email through a phone and have it delivered to the victim. Parents really need to consider the cons of having a cell phone before they purchase one for their child."
    Is an example of...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion
    personal bias
    overgeneralization
  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q.  “I loved that movie we saw last night with Brad Pitt. I am going to rent all of his movies, and I am sure I’ll like all of them.” 
    Is an example of...
    answer choices
    illogical conclusion 
    personal bias
    overgeneralization
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Evidence that is NOT closely related to the claim, or does not support the claim is....
    answer choices
    sound reasoning
    biased
    overgeneralization
    faulty reasoning
  • Question 16
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    Q. What is a claim?
    answer choices
    A writer's message about life
    A writer's evidence on an issue or problem
    A writer's position on an issue or problem
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. What is support?
    answer choices
    A stated problem.
    An emotional opinion.
    Reasons and evidence that help to prove the claim. 
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. Weak support provides enough evidence to support the claim?
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. A personal view or belief based on emotions or interpretation of facts.
    answer choices
    opinion
    factual claim
    quote 
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. What are 2 important parts that make up an argument? 
    answer choices
    appeal and claim
    claim and support
    claim and persuasion
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