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Exam#1Philosophy 1200:How to ThinkThe exam is in two parts, and it is worth a total of 60 points. The first partconsists of 10 multiple-choice questions (2 points each, 20 points total). Thesecond part consists of 5 free-response questions (8 points each, 40 pointstotal).Good luck!Part I: Multiple choice (2 points each, 20 points total)Instructions: Pick the bestanswer to each of the questions below.1. Usually, when we engage in biased evaluation, we tend to(a) consciously decide that we want to believe something and then figureout ways to convince ourselves that it’s true(b) deliberately apply selective standards to discredit conflicting evidence(c) purposefully ignore evidence that goes against our view(d) think we are actually being unbiased and fair(e) all of the above
2. Suppose someone says: “If young people vote enough, their interests arewell-represented. But they don’t vote enough. So, their interests are notwell-represented.” Which of the following is true of this argument, assumingthat it’s deductive?

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