d_PRACTICE%20TEST%202_Solutions - PRACTICE TEST 2 -...

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PRACTICE TEST 2 --- Solutions PHIL 102 Posted 22 FEB 2011 A. Multiple choice 1. The statements (reasons) given in support of another statement are called… a. An argument b. The conclusion c. The premises d. The complement 2. Critical thinking helps us defend against… a. The need to think b. Practical considerations c. Error, manipulation, and prejudice d. Understanding and learning 3. 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 4. Your believing that something is true… a. Makes it probable b. Is irrational c. Makes it true d. Does not make it true 5. Research shows that memories… a. Are highly reliable b. Are unalterable c. Are not exact copies of past events d. Are reliable among eyewitnesses 1
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6. The invalid argument form known as ‘affirming the consequent’ has this pattern: a. If p, then q. Not p. Therefore, not q. b. Either p or q. Not p. Therefore, q. c. If p, then q. p. Therefore, q. d. If p, then q. q. Therefore, p. 7. An argument with this form—“If p, then q. If q, then r. Therefore, if p, then r”—is known as… a. Modus tollens b. Hypothetical syllogism c. Modus ponens d. Disjunctive syllogism 8. This argument—“If Buffalo is the capital of New York, then Buffalo is in New York. Buffalo is in New York. Therefore, Buffalo is the capital of New York”—is an example of. . a.
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