Wk 4 Quiz 5-1 - Ch.5 Psychological Fallacies Quiz I CRT/205...

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Ch.5 Psychological Fallacies Quiz I CRT/205 Week 4 Out of 29 questions, you answered 29 correctly with a final grade of 100% 29 correct (100%) 0 incorrect (0%) 0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that best describes the situation. 1 CORREC T Name the rhetorical device that tries to sidetrack someone by bringing up a related but irrelevant topic. A) appeal to popularity B) bandwagon C) subjectivist fallacy D) common practice E) smokescreen Feedback: With a "smokescreen" one may hide the real issue or true motivation for doing something without telling a direct lie. 2 CORREC T Name the rhetorical device that is based on the view called relativism, that what is true for one is not true for another. A) peer pressure B) ridicule
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C) appeal to pity D) smokescreen E) subjectivist fallacy Feedback: Some things just aren't susceptible to a point of view, e.g. either the levee will hold or it won't, and nobody's research or opinion on the matter will change the fact of the matter--it isn't possible that the levee will break for me and not for you. 3 CORREC T Name the rhetorical device that encourages the acceptance of a claim on the grounds that it is already accepted by some substantial number of others. A) two wrongs make a right B) appeal to popularity C) wishful thinking D) common practice E) apple polishing Feedback: Even if all the 245,000 people evacuated from Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina claimed that something like this could never happen to them--they'd be wrong. 4 CORREC T Name the rhetorical device that tries to justify an action on the grounds that it is normal behavior, accepted by all or most people. A) peer pressure B) apple polishing C) appeal to anger D) subjectivist fallacy E) common practice Feedback: common practice is often a clue , but not a proof, that some claim or action is the correct one. However, it is sometimes the case that everyone is wrong--the white
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plantation owner of the 18 th -century South might have claimed that slavery wasn't wrong because it was common practice in his day. 5 CORREC T Name the rhetorical device that argues for a course of action on the grounds that taking this course will win the approval of others and especially of one's friends. A) appeal to pity B) bandwagon C) two wrongs make a right D) common practice E) peer pressure Feedback: peer pressure can certainly pressure a person to act against their better judgment; however, approval/disapproval is not argument. For argument, you need reasons that are connected to the conclusion in a relevant way. 6 CORREC T Name the rhetorical device that plays on our desire to be on the winning team. A)
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Wk 4 Quiz 5-1 - Ch.5 Psychological Fallacies Quiz I CRT/205...

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