Anthro 30- Midterm Review

Anthro 30- Midterm Review - Anthro 30 Fall 2003 Midterm One...

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Anthro 30, Fall 2003, Midterm One 1. If no reasons have been given for a claim's acceptance, the claim should always be rejected. A) True B) False 2. The reasons that appear in arguments may be either good or bad reasons—if they are bad reasons, we still have an argument; it's just a bad argument . A) True B) False Determine if the following statements are factual or nonfactual. 3. The air in Cleveland smells better than it did five years ago. A) Factual B) Nonfactual 4. There are fewer hydrocarbons in the air in Cleveland than there were five years ago. A) Factual B) Nonfactual 5. The air in Cleveland is lower in hydrocarbons because there is less automobile emission than there was five years ago. A) Factual B) Nonfactual 6. There is less automobile emission in Cleveland than there was five years ago because of the Clean Air Bill passed five years ago. A) Factual B) Nonfactual Determine whether each of the following passages is (or contains) an argument. 7. It's true that you can use your television set to tell when a tornado is approaching. The reason is that tornadoes make an electrical disturbance in the 55-megahertz range, which is close to the band assigned to channel 2. If you know how to do it, you can get your set to pick up the current given off by the twister. So your television set can be your warning device that tells you when to dive for the cellar. – Adapted from Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope A) Argument B) No argument 8. Some of these guys who do Elvis Presley imitations actually pay more for their outfits than Elvis paid for his! Anybody who would spend thousands just so he can spend a few minutes not fooling anybody into thinking he's Elvis is nuts. A) Argument B) No argument Page 1
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9. “The argument advanced at a recent government hearing—that because we will not be dependent on plutonium for more than a few hundred years it 'will not be an important problem indefinitely'—entirely misses the point. Though we may rely on plutonium for only a relatively brief period, the plutonium produced during that period may be with us indefinitely, and it may jeopardize the lives of many times the number of generations that profit from its use.” – Ronald M. Green, “International Justice and Environmental Responsibility” A) Argument B) No argument 10. You'd better not pet that dog. She looks friendly, but she's been known to bite. A) Argument B) No argument 11. Computers will never be able to converse intelligently through speech. A simple example proves that this is so. The sentences “How do you recognize speech?” and “How do you wreck a nice beach?” sound just the same when they are spoken, but they mean something different. A computer could not distinguish the two. A) Argument B) No argument 12. Except maybe for finance and business law, schools of business really don't have very much of their own subject matter to teach to students. All the rest is really mathematics, psychology, English, speech, and other standard subjects that business schools call by other names.
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