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In analyzing an issue or resolving a problem such as a missing wallet, it is important that we first consider how to word our question.
A)True
B)False
2
The term "argument" in logic and critical thinking is defined as the use of persuasive reasoning and the selective use of evidence to promote or defend a particular worldview.
A)True
B)False
3
A proposition in an argument is a statement that expresses a complete thought and can be either true or false.
A)True
B)False
4
A descriptive premise serves to eliminate any ambiguities surrounding definitions of key terms in the argument.
A)True
B)False
5
In the argument "<a onClick="window.open('/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=jpg::::/sites/dl/free/0073134902/667182/1.jpg','popWin', 'width=NaN,height=NaN,resizable,scrollbars');" href="#"><img valign="absmiddle" height="16" width="16" border="0" src="/olcweb/styles/shared/linkicons/image.gif"> (1.0K)</a>[We should ban the import of toys from China] because <a onClick="window.open('/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=jpg::::/sites/dl/free/0073134902/667182/2.jpg','popWin', 'width=NaN,height=NaN,resizable,scrollbars');" href="#"><img valign="absmiddle" height="16" width="16" border="0" src="/olcweb/styles/shared/linkicons/image.gif"> (1.0K)</a>[many of them contain lead paint and other toxins]" the word "because" serves as a conclusion indicator.
A)True
B)False
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One of the steps in breaking down an argument is to identify the conclusion and write the number <a onClick="window.open('/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=jpg::::/sites/dl/free/0073134902/667182/1.jpg','popWin', 'width=NaN,height=NaN,resizable,scrollbars');" href="#"><img valign="absmiddle" height="16" width="16" border="0" src="/olcweb/styles/shared/linkicons/image.gif"> (1.0K)</a>in front of it.
A)True
B)False
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The premises in the following diagram are independent premises:
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A)True
B)False
8
Assumptions that are widely accepted in a culture should not be included as premises in an argument.
A)True
B)False
9
When developing a list of premises, in order to have a stronger and sounder argument, go back and eliminate all the premises that don't support your position.
A)True
B)False
10
In writing an essay on an issue, the conclusion is usually presented as a thesis statement in the first paragraph.
A)True
B)False







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