Unformatted text preview: 32. I wouldn’t follow the advice he gave you on writing a good paper—he’s a math major. A. Personal attack AH B. Inconsistency AH C. Circumstantial AH D. Poisoning the well E. Genetic Fallacy 33. We have had economic sanctions in effect against China ever since the Tienanmen Square massacre. Clearly, they haven’t turned the Chinese leadership in Beijing into a bunch of good guys. All they’ve done, in fact, is cost American business a lot of money. We should get rid of the sanctions and find some other way to make them improve their human rights record. A. Straw man B. Genetic fallacy C. Perfectionist fallacy D. Slippery slope E. Begging the question For the next three questions, identify the nature of the claim from the answer choices (1 point). 34. That sprinkler won’t last long; it’s a Rainbird. A. Statistical syllogism B. Inductive generalization C. Hasty generalization. 35. Sally is apt to be cranky; she usually is when she skips breakfast. A. Statistical syllogism B. Inductive generalization C. Hasty generalization. 36. Costco charges less than Walmart for comparable items. I’ve shopped at both for years. A. Statistical syllogism B. Inductive generalization C. Hasty generalization. In the following questions, identify the fallacy found in the passage as related to inductive reasoning (2 points). 37. I ordered a packet of California watermelon seeds from Hansen Seed Company last year, and they germinated like crazy. I expect the seeds I ordered this year to sprout, too. Of course it is a little colder up here in Canada than it was in El Paso. A. Hasty generalization B. Anecdotal evidence C. Biased generalization D. Self‐selection E. Weak analogy 38. Orange cats are easy to train. I had one once—Gross Kitty we called him—and you could teach that cat to ski if you wanted to. A. Hasty generalization B. Anecdotal evidence C. Biased generalization D. Self‐selection E. Weak analogy 39. Most Americans favor a national lottery to reduce the federal debt...
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- Spring '14
- Philosophy, c., U.S. Congress, Logicians, A. Straw, C. Syntactic Ambiguity