Wk 4 Quiz 6-2 - Ch.6 More Fallacies Quiz II CRT/205 Week 4...

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Ch.6 More Fallacies Quiz II CRT/205 Week 4 Out of 27 questions, you answered 27 correctly with a final grade of 100% 27 correct (100%) 0 incorrect (0%) 0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . 1 CORREC T From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that attacks the arguer instead of the argument. A) Slippery slope B) Begging the question C) False dilemma D) Ad hominem E) Burden of proof F) Straw man Feedback: When analyzing an argument, the internal claims—premises—are fair game for attack. The qualities of the person making the argument are not fair game because they aren't pertinent to the argument itself. 2 CORREC T From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that unfairly places the onus of providing evidence for a position on the wrong side of
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an issue. A) Slippery slope B) Begging the question C) False dilemma D) Ad hominem E) Burden of proof F) Straw man Feedback: There are three main categories that provide reasonable grounds for putting the burden of proof on one side of an issue rather than the other. They are: initial plausibility (the less initial plausibility a claim has, the greater the burden of proof rests on the person who asserts that claim), affirmative/negative (we usually want to hear reasons why something is the case before we want to hear reasons why it is not), and special circumstances (in order to ensure that we err on the side of caution or fairness, the burden may be intentionally placed on the person making the accusation). 3 CORREC T From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that ignores an opponent's actual position and instead presents and attacks a distorted, oversimplified, or misrepresented version of that position. A) Slippery slope B) Begging the question C) False dilemma D) Ad hominem E) Burden of proof F) Straw man Feedback: This is, arguably, the most frustrating fallacy to combat when it's hurled at you. To stay engaged in the debate, you must first untangle and correct the distortions, oversimplifications, and misrepresented versions your opponent is working with. Then, you may proceed with your rebuttal. Of course, all your opponent has to do is continue creating 'straw men' out of everything you say and you'll remain occupied for as long as he wants you to be. It is often best to refuse to deal with people who have no qualms about using this rhetorical technique (if at all possible).
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4 CORREC T From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that limits consideration to only two alternatives when there are, in fact, more than two. A) Slippery slope B) Begging the question C) False dilemma D) Ad hominem E) Burden of proof F) Straw man Feedback: If the flight attendant told you that you could have cream or sugar in your tea, when there was also milk and honey available, then s/he'd be presenting you with a false dilemma. 5
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course CRT/205 crt 205 taught by Professor Dorsey during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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