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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Grizzly bears can't be dangerous! They're too cute.

    answer choices

    hasty generalization

    red herring

    strawman

    ad hominem

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Senator Ribbit is a liar. You shouldn't listen to him on anything.

    answer choices

    circular reasoning

    ad hominem

    slippery slope

    red herring

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    My uncle is a mechanic and he says you shouldn't spank children. He says it's ineffective.

    answer choices

    faulty authority

    hasty generalization

    strawman

    either/or

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    If we let the government implant tracking devices in criminals, it's not going to stop there! They're going to want to track school children and eventually everyone!

    answer choices

    either/or

    slippery slope

    non sequitur

    faulty cause and effect

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Southerners talk fast. I was just on the phone with one, and I could barely keep up!

    answer choices

    slippery slope

    circular reasoning/begging the question

    hasty generalization

    non sequitur

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    You've got to teach the boys logic! If you don't teach them logic, they won't learn how to think! And they'll become hobos and die in prison! Don't you care about your sons? (Mother to Father)

    answer choices

    either/or

    hasty generalization

    faulty cause and effect

    strawman

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Politician Running for Public Office: You can all trust what I say. I have never lied in my life.

    answer choices

    strawman

    faulty authority

    circular reasoning/begging the question

    non sequitur

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Bert: I've been learning about the Second World War lately. I found that America provoked Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor. I don't think that was the right thing to do.

    Jenny: Oh, so you are now taking the side of Axis? Do you think Germany and Japan were right to do what they did?

    answer choices

    faulty cause and effect

    strawman

    ad hominem

    non sequitur

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Since a single human cell becomes a grown man over a period of a few years, then surely it can't be impossible for a single-cell organism to become the human race over a period of several million years.

    answer choices

    weak analogy

    hasty generalization

    non sequitur

    circular reasoning

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    There's no point listening to you. Everybody knows you're just a little do-gooder.

    answer choices

    ad hominem

    circular reasoning

    bandwagon

    faulty analogy

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    God did not create the world six thousand years ago because matter has always existed, and therefore the world has always existed.

    answer choices

    non sequitur

    circular reasoning

    faulty analogy

    hasty generalization

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Interviewer: What do you think should be done about people who swear in public?

    Man on the Street: I think it should be against the law.

    Interviewer: Oh, I suppose you're against the right to free speech, then?

    answer choices

    ad hominem

    red herring

    strawman

    appeal to pity

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    OJ Simpson couldn't have murdered his wife. He's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's famous!

    answer choices

    faulty authority

    circular reasoning

    red herring

    appeal to fear

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    I think scientists are wrong. There is no such thing as global warming. I just finished talking to my boss, and he thought the idea was ridiculous.

    answer choices

    faulty analogy

    Tu Quoque

    faulty authority

    appeal to the people

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    If you're going to add that much salt to the soup, you might as well pour the whole box in!

    answer choices

    slippery slope

    ad hominem

    faulty analogy

    hasty generalization

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The Supreme Court right now is deciding whether it is right to execute insane people who have committed murder. I think it is all right to execute insane people. If we ban executions of insane people, then everybody on death row will suddenly decide they are insane and purposely fail sanity tests. It would result in chaos.

    answer choices

    red herring

    slippery slope

    appeal to fear

    faulty cause and effect

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    You can buy the new Sensitivity perfume, or you can smell bad all day.

    answer choices

    faulty analogy

    either/or

    hasty generalization

    non sequitur

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    I don't think we need to talk to the people in the Justice Department about the practicality of enforcing this bill. The Justice Department is full of Democrats, and they are already biased against it.

    answer choices

    ad hominem

    faulty cause and effect

    faulty analogy

    bandwagon

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Farmer McDonald: Ever since they put up that new power plant across the river, we haven't had a bit of rain. I'm tellin' you, mankind has got too big for its britches when it fiddles around with nature.

    answer choices

    faulty analogy

    faulty authority

    faulty cause and effect (post hoc ergo propter hoc)

    hasty generalization

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A cloud is 90 percent water; a watermelon is 90 percent water. Therefore, since a plane can fly through a cloud, a plane can fly through a watermelon.

    answer choices

    faulty analogy

    circular reasoning

    loaded question

    faulty cause and effect

  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. This image illustrates which logical fallacy?
    answer choices
    False Dilemma
    Ad Hominem
    Slippery Slope
    Not a Cause for a Cause
  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q. Don't use iPhones. Teachers use iPhones and teachers are extremely dorky. If you use an iPhone, you will be dorky like a teacher!
    answer choices
    Guilt by Association
    Appeal to the Bandwagon
    Hasty Generalization
    Slippery Slope
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. Everybody else is doing it, why don't you?
    answer choices
    Guilt by association
    Hasty Generalization
    Appeal to the Bandwagon
    Circular Reasoning
  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q. This survey is an example of which logical fallacy?
    answer choices
    False Dilemma
    Guilt by Association
    Not a Cause for a Cause
    Appeal to Irrelevant Authority
  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q. My opponent is an untrustworthy liar and an idiot. Therefore, you should believe me.
    answer choices
    Hasty Generalization
    Circular Reasoning
    Guilt by Association
    Ad Hominem
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. I met a tall man who loved to eat cheese. Now I believe that all tall people like cheese.
    answer choices
    Ad Hominem
    Hasty Generalization
    Affirming the Consequent
    Appeal to Irrelevant Authority
  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. This is an example of:
    answer choices
    Circular Reasoning
    Ad Hominem
    Appeal to the Bandwagon
    Hasty Generalization
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. If we switch to year-round school and eliminate summer vacation, kids won't have 3 months of vacation every summer. Nobody wants that. Therefore, year-round school does not support student learning.
    answer choices
    Affirming the Consequent
    Hasty Generalization
    Argument from Consequences
    Not a Cause for a Cause
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. The image is an example of:
    answer choices
    Affirming the Consequent
    Ad Hominem
    Hasty Generalization
    Not a Cause for a Cause
  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q. when an analogy compares two things that are not comparable
    answer choices
    false analogy
    red herring
    ad hominem
    appeal to false authority
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. switching the argument from the issue at hand to the character of the other speaker
    answer choices
    red herring
    ad hominem
    ad populum
    false analogy
  • Question 32
    60 seconds
    Q. Cari says that we need a major overhaul in education. Cari gets a speeding ticket every other week, so maybe she should learn how to drive instead of worrying about schools.
    answer choices
    appeal to false authority
    ad hominem
    false analogy
    hasty generalization
  • Question 33
    60 seconds
    Q. If we allow euthanasia, the next thing you know, murder will be legal.
    answer choices
    slippery slope
    straw man
    ad populum
    false analogy
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. An advertisement that uses this will try to get you to see the company as reliable, honest and credible.
    answer choices
    crediblos
    pathos
    ethos
    logos
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. This term refers to an argument that appeals to logic
    answer choices
    Logos
    Ethos
    Pathos
    Rhetorical Fallacy
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. This term refers to an argument that appeals to one's emotions
    answer choices
    Logos
    Pathos
    Ethos
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. "There's no price that can be placed on peace of mind. Our advanced security systems will protect the well-being of your family so that you can sleep soundly at night."
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. A child is shown covered in bug bites after using an inferior bug spray.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. Cardiologists recommend Ecotrin more than any other brand of aspirin.
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q. Sprite Zero is 100% sugar-free.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. A 32-oz. bottle of Tides holds enough to was 32 loads.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 42
    30 seconds
    Q. "You know me - I've taught Sunday School at your church for years, babysat your children, and served as a playground director for many summers."
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 43
    30 seconds
    Q. "In 25 years of driving the same route, I haven't seen a single deer."
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 44
    30 seconds
    Q. "As a doctor, I am qualified to tell you that this course of treatment will likely generate the best results."
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 45
    30 seconds
    Q. Advil Liquid-Gels provide up to 8 hours of continuous pain relief.
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 46
    30 seconds
    Q. Miley Cyrus appears in Oreo advertisements.
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 47
    30 seconds
    Q. Four out of five doctors choose Chew-ezz gum for their patients who chew gum
    answer choices
    Ethos 
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 48
    30 seconds
    Q. Our expertise in roofing contracting is evidenced not only by our 100 years in the business and our staff of qualified technicians, but in the decades of satisfied customers who have come to expect nothing but the best.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Pathos
    Logos
  • Question 49
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    Q.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Logos
    Pathos
  • Question 50
    30 seconds
    Q.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Logos
    Pathos
  • Question 51
    30 seconds
    Q.
    answer choices
    Pathos
    Ethos
    Logos
  • Question 52
    30 seconds
    Q.
    answer choices
    Logos
    Ethos
    Patho
  • Question 53
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    Q.
    answer choices
    Logos
    Pathos
    Ethos
  • Question 54
    30 seconds
    Q.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Logos
    Pathos
  • Question 55
    180 seconds
    Q.
    answer choices
    Ethos
    Pathos
    Logos
    Nosotros
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