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PRACTICE TEST 1 --- Solutions PHIL 102 Posted 22 FEB 2011 A. Multiple choice 1. Critical thinking concerns… a. Determining the cause of our beliefs b. Pinpointing the psychological basis of our beliefs c. Determining the quality of our beliefs d. Assessing the practical impact of our beliefs 2. A statement is… a. A question or exclamation b. An affirmation of prior beliefs c. An assertion that something is or is not the case d. An assertion that is neither true nor false 3. Statements backed by good reasons are… a. To be believed with certainty b. Worthy of strong acceptance c. Beyond doubt d. Deserving of weak acceptance 4. Drawing conclusions about people without sufficient reasons is known as… a. Appeal to common practice b. Appeal to tradition c. Peer pressure d. Stereotyping 5. You are most likely to let your self-interest get in the way of clear thinking when you… a. Are indifferent to your circumstances b. Have a personal stake in the conclusions you reach c. Have no commitments d. Try to control your emotions 6. Your believing that something is true… 1
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a. Makes it probable b. Is irrational c. Makes it true d. Does not make it true 7. A deductively valid argument cannot have… a. True premises and a false conclusion b. False premises and a false conclusion c. False premises and a true conclusion d. True premises and a true conclusion 8. Terms that signal a deductive argument include… a. Probably, chances are, and likely b. Formally, broadly, and odds are
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Rug during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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