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1
A(n) ________ is an ill-defined group of problems involving a controversy or uncertainty.
A)fallacy
B)argument
C)issue
D)platform
2
The defense of a particular position (usually without adequate consideration of opposing evidence) in order to persuade is defined as
A)stonewalling.
B)rhetoric.
C)gerrymandering.
D)fallacy of omission.
3
According to the text, a(n) ________ argument claims its conclusion necessarily follows from the premises.
A)inductive
B)deductive
C)reductive
D)conclusive
4
According to the text, a(n) ________ argument only claims that its conclusion probably follows from the premise.
A)inductive
B)deductive
C)reductive
D)conclusive
5
A statement that expresses a complete thought and can be either true or false is called a ________ by the text.
A)thesis
B)proposition
C)premise
D)conclusion
6
The proposition in an argument that is supported on the basis of other propositions is called a ________ by the text.
A)thesis
B)proposition
C)premise
D)conclusion
7
A proposition in an argument that supports the conclusion is called a ________ by the text.
A)thesis
B)proposition
C)premise
D)pre-conclusion
8
A proposition in an argument based on empirical facts is a
A)scatological premise.
B)deductive premise.
C)theoretical premise.
D)descriptive premise.
9
A fact based on scientific observation and the evidence of our five senses is called a(n)
A)descriptive fact.
B)empirical fact.
C)theoretical fact.
D)deductive fact.
10
A proposition in an argument containing a value statement is called a(n)
A)prescriptive premise.
B)empirical premise.
C)theoretical premise.
D)deductive premise.
11
A proposition in an argument containing a comparison between similar events or things is called a(n)
A)prescriptive premise.
B)empirical premise.
C)analogical premise.
D)deductive premise.
12
A type of proposition in an argument containing a definition of a key term is called a(n)
A)reference premise.
B)expository premise.
C)precising premise.
D)definitional premise.
13
A statement about why or how something is relevant is called a(n) ________ by the text.
A)definition
B)explanation
C)justification
D)indexing
14
An "If . . . then . . ." statement is defined as a ________ in the text.
A)dodging statement
B)hedging statement
C)probationary statement
D)conditional statement
15
In breaking down an argument, start by putting brackets around each ________ so that you know where each begins and ends.
A)conclusion
B)proposition
C)syllogism
D)argument







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