Week 1 -Taking A Position Checkpoint

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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 1) A claim is what you use to state an opinion or a belief. a) True b) False 2) Critical thinking involves attacking other people. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 3) When a claim has been questioned, an issue has been raised. a) True b) False 4) All arguments have a premise. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 5) If the premises being true means necessarily that the conclusion is true, the argument is deductively valid. a) True b) False 6) If the premise(s) being true means that probably the conclusion is true, the argument is inductively strong. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 7) “Miller Lite tastes great” is a value judgment. a) True b) False 8) If one of two people disagreeing on an issue must be mistaken, then the issue is not subjective. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 9) Only claims subject to scientific testing are worth discussing. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 10) All attempts to persuade someone of something are arguments. a) True b) False 11) Whenever a claim is called into question, an issue has been raised. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 12) Explanations and arguments serve the same purpose. a) True b) False 13) Explanations and arguments serve the same purpose. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 14) “Therefore” and “consequently” are conclusion-indicators. a) True b) False 15) “Rhetorical” or “emotive force” refers to the emotional content or associations of a word or phrase. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 16) The rhetorical force of language can get in the way of clear and critical thinking. a) True b) False 17) We should not try to put our own position on any issue in the most favorable light. a) True b) False
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 18) The county has cut the library budget for salaried library workers, and there will not be enough volunteers to make up for the lack of paid workers. Therefore, the library will have to be open fewer hours next year. The primary issue is: a) Whether the library will have to be open fewer hours next year b) Whether there will be enough volunteers to make up for the lack of paid workers
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Week 1 Check Point – Taking A Position Assessment 19) This year’s National Football League draft lists a large number of quarterbacks among its highest-ranking candidates. Furthermore, quite a number of teams do not have a first- class quarterback. It’s therefore likely that there will be an unusually large number of quarterbacks drafted early in this year’s draft. The primary issue is:
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course IT 205 IT 205 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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