MIDTERM - Midterm - Philosophy 150N Multiple Choice: Only...

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Midterm - Philosophy 150N Multiple Choice : Only the best answer will be counted as correct. In exercises 1-15, determine which kind of slanter is being used. _____ 1. Would you want to appoint my opponent as president of your company? A. hyperbole C. persuasive definition B. stereotype D. innuendo _____ 2. Sam Goldwyn once said that an oral agreement isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. We wonder what he would have said about the Penzoil-Texaco case. A. hyperbole C. proof surrogate B. persuasive comparison D. euphemism _____ 3. Title: “The Best Way to Clean Up Congress” A. hyperbole C. innuendo B. persuasive comparison D. downplayer _____ 4. Moore and Parker are both getting a little thin on top. A. hyperbole C. euphemism B. dysphemism D. downplayer _____ 5. Yes, well, in a way I agree with you. A. weasler C. persuasive definition B. stereotype D. downplayer _____ 6. The basic right to life of an animal—which is the source of energy for many animal rights wackos—must be inferred from the anitcruelty laws humans have written. A. innuendo C. weasler B. dysphemism D. euphemism _____ 7. All men are rapists. A. hyperbole C. weasler B. innuendo D. Not a slanter _____ 8. That the proposal before us is a good one is, surely, obvious. A. persuasive explanation C. proof surrogate B. loaded question D. dysphemism
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2 _____ 9. Surely you can’t say that the American people have ever been behind Bill Clinton. After all, he got a mere $# million votes in 1992, which is five million fewer than Bush got when he beat Dukakis in 1988. A. hyperbole C. persuasive definition B. stereotype D. downplayer _____ 10. Who is to blame for this lackluster campaign? A. persuative explanation C. persuasive definition B. persuasive comparison D. loaded question _____ 11. Any person who thinks that Libya is not involved in terrorism has the same kind of mentality as people who think that Hitler was not involved in persecuting the Jews. A. weasler C. euphemism B. persuasive comparison D. downplayer _____ 12. Bumper sticker: “If it ain’t country, it ain’t music.” A. hyperbole C. persuasive explanation B. innuendo D. loaded question _____ 13. Chewing tobacco is not only messy, but also unhealthy (just check the latest statistics). A. hyperbole C. persuasive definition B. proof surrogate D. euphemism ____ 14. Once you’ve made our Day Planner a part of your business life, there’s a good chance you’ll never miss or be late for another appointment. A. innuendo C. dysphemism B. persuasive definition D. weasler _____ 15. I simply won’t go into those cowboy bars; they’re full of guys who disguise their insecurities with cowboy boots and hats. A. stereotype C. weasler B. loaded question D. downplayer For the remaining exercises, determine the type of pseudoreasoning being use. _____ 16. Free speech in China?
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MIDTERM - Midterm - Philosophy 150N Multiple Choice: Only...

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