Week 2 Exercise - Week 2 Exercise: Review Quizzes (Ch. 1,...

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Week 2 Chapter 1-Claims and Arguments Quiz Results Reporter   Out of 15 questions, you answered 15 correctly with a final grade of 100%         15 correct  (100%)   0 incorrect  (0%)   unanswered  (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a  1 CORRECT Which of the following statements concerning the nature of critical  thinking is most accurate?   A) Critical thinking is about helping others and ourselves.   B) Critical thinking is about helping others.   C) Critical thinking is about attacking others.   D) Critical thinking is about self debasement.   Feedback: The consequences for not thinking critically are often  deleterious to one's self or others. When you don't screen your  beliefs to see if they really make sense, you may, in retrospect, wish  you had.
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2 CORRECT Which of the following most accurately completes this sentence? "A  claim is a statement that is. .."   A) true.   B) false.   C) either true or false, but not both.   D) true and false, depending on the context.   Feedback: A claim is merely a statement expressing a belief. If that  statement is true, it can be used as a reason to support a conclusion  within an argument, if false, it cannot (the conclusion is a claim, as  well). 3 CORRECT Which of the following sentences is not a claim?   A) Life exists on planets other than Earth.   B) Dare to stay off drugs!   C) Something's force equals its mass multiplied by its  acceleration.   D) Joe owns a pet dog.   Feedback: This sentence is not truth evaluable because it is a  suggestion, not a declarative statement. 4 CORRECT Which of the following best completes this sentence? "When a  sentence has a truth value, we mean that it. .."   A) is either true or false, even if we cannot necessarily  determine which it is.   B) is false.   C) is true.   D) is neither true nor false.   Feedback: A sentence that can be evaluated for truth or falsity has  to make an assertion, or claim. Imperatives (Shut the door!),  questions (Why?), and other sorts of sentences, are neither true nor  false. 5 CORRECT Which of the following is a good way to state an issue in neutral  terms?
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  A) Turn the claim that one party accepts and the other party  rejects into a question.   B) Place the word "if" in front of the claim that one party  accepts and the other party rejects.
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course AXIA crt 205 taught by Professor Tracyclaire during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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Week 2 Exercise - Week 2 Exercise: Review Quizzes (Ch. 1,...

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