ethc445 week 3 quiz latest 2016 sep

| March 14, 2016

Question 1.1. Inductive reasoning falls into fallacy when which of the following happens? (Points : 4)

Hasty generalizations are made

One tries to deduce a conclusion from false premises

One has a large enough sample set of data on which to base inductions

Data cannot support the claims made for the logical reasoning

One tries to work out syllogisms

Question 2.2. A car salesman says this, in order to get you to buy a new car from him:

“Buddy! You gotta buy this car. Please! If you don’t buy it, my boss will fire me!”

This type of faulty logic is an example of _____.

(Points : 4)

the ad hominem argument

the hasty generalization fallacy

the straw man fallacy

emotional appeal to popularity

special pleading

Question 3.3. Do you have only a few select friends or a large circle of friends?

What fallacy is operating here?

(Points : 4)

Straw man

Appeal to fear

Ad hominem

False dilemma

Questionable statistics

Question 4.4. All those old people are cheap.

They never give me a fair tip when I park their cars in the valet parking lot.

What kind of fallacy is operating here?

(Points : 4)

Straw man

Appeal to fear

Hasty generalization

Questionable statistics

Slippery slope

Question 5.5. If a ban on issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens is a violation of civil rights,

then a ban on issuing drivers licenses to blind people is also a violation of civil rights.

What kind of fallacy is operating here?

(Points : 4)

Red herring

Appeal to authority

False analogy

Ad hominem

Special pleading

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