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Unformatted text preview: A. i only B. ii only C. both I and ii D. neither i nor ii For the following passages, select the best label for the argument’s flaw (2 points). 19. That is my proposal, ladies and gentlemen. You know that I trust and value your judgement, and such an astute panel of experts will certainly realize that my solution is the right one. A. Apple polishing B. Wishful thinking C. Peer Pressure D. Groupthink E. Red herring F. Smoke screen 20. Former presidential chief of staff John Sununu was charged with using Air Force one executive jets for frequent vacation trips. When questioned, one of his aides responded “What’s all the fuss about? If everybody is doing it, why get excited about Sununu?” A. Nationalism B. Appeal‐popularity C. Appeal‐common practice D. Appeal‐tradition E. Rationalization 21. Nobody believes we need to report our tips, ask any waiter. A. Nationalism B. Appeal‐popularity C. Wishful thinking D. Appeal‐tradition E. Rationalization 22. A: So look, I went to the neighborhood and got a knife just like the other one…apparently it’s not so special after all. Now what do you say about your claim that the knife proves who is the killer? B: What? You aren’t supposed to be walking around the neighborhood, we’re sequestered. A. Apple polishing B. Wishful thinking C. Peer Pressure D. Groupthink E. Red herring F. Smoke screen 23. I think you should drive instead of flying. Airports are always having flight delays and really long lines at security and the cramped little seats—it’s just a miserable experience these days. A. Arg. from outrage B. Scare tactics C. Arg. by force C. Arg. from pity D. Arg. from envy E. Guilt trip 24. Lester, you are a smart man and I am sure that you will vote for the incumbent mayor, Mayor Mike, just as all the employees here at Buy More have done since he first ran. He’s practically one of us. A. Apple polishing B. Wishful thinking C. Peer Pressure D. Groupthink E. Red herring F. Smoke screen 25. it’s about time you promoted Mr...
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