Argument Quiz 1 - get hurt if you do that. So, don't do...

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Author Name: Moore Site Name: Critical Thinking Chapter: Chapter 7 Quiz: Argument Quiz I Student Name: Brett Grumm Student eMail Address: bgrumm@email.phoenix.edu Section ID: AAAA0P9J75 Results Reporter Out of 3 questions, you answered 3 correctly with a final grade of 100% 3 correct (100%) 0 incorrect (0%) 0 unanswered (0%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . 1 CORRECT An argument comprises at least which of the following? A) At least two premises and a conclusion. B) At least one premise and one conclusion. C) At least a conclusion. D) At least a premise. Feedback: This is the composition of an argument, by definition. 2 CORRECT
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Which of the following is most accurate? A )An argument may have either an implied premise or an implied conclusion. B) An argument may have an implied premise, but it can't have an implied conclusion. C) An argument may have an implied conclusion, but it can't have an implied premise. Feedback: Sometimes, to save time and energy, we don't bother saying what is obvious, e.g. 'You could
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Unformatted text preview: get hurt if you do that. So, don't do that!' contains the implied second premise, 'And, you don't want to get hurt.', also, e.g. 'You could get hurt if you do that. And, you don't want to get hurt." contains the implied conclusion, 'So don't do that!' 3 CORRECT When evaluating an argument with unstated premises, which of the following is the most appropriate tactic? A) Find a claim that would make the argument invalid or weak and evaluate the argument as if this claim had been included. B) Don't add anything. If the arguer had wanted a claim to be included, they would have included it. Evaluate the argument as it stands. C) Find a claim that would make the argument valid or strong and evaluate the argument as if this claim had been included. Feedback: Since communication is often so difficult between people, it's good to use the 'principle of charity'--give the argument the best 'read'....
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