Informal Fallacies: Sample Exam
This e-learning activity has two (2) parts--to be submitted to your Logic Professor:
I. Identify the informal fallacy or fallacies committed by each of the arguments below. (If you don't know the name of the fallacy, you may refer to the book "LOGIC: A Foundation of Critical Thinking," pages 171-181.)
Choose only 10 items to answer. Write your answer in the comment section below ("add a comment"). 'Print Screen' or 'Screen shot' your published answer, print it, and submit to your Logic/Debate Professor.
Note: After taking the fun quiz, 'print Screen' or 'Screen shot' your quiz score, print it, and submit to your Logic/Debate Professor.
For Part I
1. A reckless motorist Thursday struck and injured a student who was jogging through the campus in his pickup truck. Therefore, it is unsafe to jog in your pickup truck.
2. Whenever I wash my car, it rains. I have discovered a way to end droughts- get all the people to wash their cars.
3. "Why do white sheep eat more than black ones?" The answer, "Because there are more of them."
4. This country has been run too long by old, out-of-date, out-of-touch, entrenched politicians protecting the special interests that got them elected.