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1
A deductive argument presented in the form of two supporting premises and a conclusion is a
A)triad.
B)limerick.
C)syllogism.
D)None of these answers is correct.
2
The text defines ________ as a deductive argument where the form is such that the conclusion must be true if the premises are assumed to be true.
A)a verbatim argument
B)self-evident rhetoric
C)an invalid argument
D)a valid argument
3
The pattern of reasoning in a deductive argument is defined as
A)form.
B)function.
C)flow.
D)chain.
4
A deductive argument that is valid and that has true premises is called a ________ argument.
A)valid
B)sound
C)solid
D)sealed
5
A deductive argument that rules out different possibilities until only one remains is called an
A)argument by analysis.
B)argument by comparison.
C)argument by trial.
D)argument by elimination.
6
A type of deductive argument by elimination in which the premises present only two alternatives is called a
A)disjunctive syllogism.
B)subjunctive syllogism.
C)concurrent syllogism.
D)reductive syllogism.
7
A deductive argument in which the conclusion is true because it is based on a key term in a definition is called an
A)argument from analysis.
B)argument from definition.
C)argument from term.
D)argument from empiricism.
8
A deductive argument that contains two premises, at least one of which is a conditional statement, is defined as a(n)
A)independent syllogism.
B)theoretical syllogism.
C)hypothetical syllogism.
D)compound syllogism.
9
A type of syllogism in which the antecedent premise is affirmed by the consequent premise is called
A)modus ponens.
B)modus tollens.
C)modus veritas.
D)modus capice.
10
A type of syllogism in which the antecedent premise is denied by the consequent premise is called
A)modus ponens.
B)modus tollens.
C)modus veritas.
D)modus capice.
11
Chain arguments are made up of three conditional statements, two ________, and one ________, linked together.
A)syllogisms; conclusion
B)conclusions; premise
C)premises; conclusion
D)hypothetical syllogisms; categorical syllogism
12
A deductive argument with two premises and three terms, each of which occurs exactly twice in two of the three propositions, is called a
A)categorical syllogism.
B)theoretical syllogism.
C)hypothetical syllogism.
D)compound syllogism.
13
In a categorical syllogism, the ________ term is the one that appears once in each of the premises.
A)middle term
B)premise term
C)predicate term
D)subject term
14
________ describes whether a categorical proposition is universal or particular.
A)Property
B)Specificity
C)Quantity
D)Quality
15
Whether a categorical proposition is positive or negative is a description of its inherent
A)property.
B)specificity.
C)quantity.
D)quality.







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