PHIL 2200 Critical Thinking
Sample Midterm Questions
The midterm will consist of three sections: a matching section, a short answer section, and an
argument analysis section. Below are examples of the sort of questions youll be asked on the
1.) My opponent would have you believe that all taxes are unnecessary and overly
-straw person fallacy candidate A is distorting their opponents point of view to make it
1. Descriptive issues tend to be more concrete and tangible dealing with the way things
were, are, or will be while prescriptive issues tend to be more theoretical and deal more
with the way things ought to be
1.) Issue: Should women have the right to have abortions?
Conclusion: Yes, they should.
1. Women denied abortions have health/financial consequences. [descriptive
2. Women should not be forced
Issue: Does the defense department operate fairly in the governments best bid system?
Conclusion: No, it does not operate fairly in the governments best bid system.
Reason 1: The contractor r
1.) Cutting school funding does not help to build a stronger economy.
2.) Democrats in Michigan built the middle class.
3.) Rick Snyder solely supports big business and the rich.
4.) Mark Schauer
October 5th, 2009
1.) 1. Time real/unreal
2. Space is real
3. Time/space cannot separate
4. If something is real
5. Time is real
2.) 1. Morality requires freedom
2. Just punishment requires freedom
Key elements otléuhns View:
(3) Normal science
(l) [. . . ] these and many other works served for a. time implicitly to define the legitimate
problems and methods of a research eld