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 Logical Fallacies

Choose the logical fallacy that best matches the statements below.

1.  My family has lived in St. Etienne since records were kept. This is why I will 
have neither the internet nor a computer in my house.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Begging the Question or Circular Logic
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

2. All immigrants have trouble with the law. They come from countries where thievery and 
lying are considered art forms.
A. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
B. False Analogy
C. Argument ad Hominem (attack the man)
D. Begging the Question or Circular Logic
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

3. Everybody knows that you can not grow new neurons in your brain. You have a fixed 
amount that decreases as you age.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

4. Ever since we installed the internet in the dorms the number of students interested 
in majoring in Material Science has diminished.
A. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
B. False Analogy
C. Argument ad Hominem (attack the man)
D. Begging the Question or Circular Logic
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

5.  During their average lifetime, which animal's heart beats the most:
an elephant or a mouse? 
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

6. How could anyone vote for Hillary Clinton for Senator? The fact that she's still 
married to Bill Clinton proves that she has no self respect.
A. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
B. False Analogy
C. Argument ad Hominem (attack the man)
D. Begging the Question or Circular Logic
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

7. Women are shorter and younger than their husbands. Since Alan want to 
get married, he should begin dating shorter and younger women.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

8. Dinosaurs, like the T-Rex are certainly not warm blooded. It doesn't 
take much brainpower to see that these creatures are cold blooded reptiles.
A. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
B. False Analogy
C. Argument ad Hominem (attack the man)
D. Begging the Question or Circular Logic
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

9. There was a full moon and I played two matches of rugby the week before,
it is no wonder that my score on the G-MAT was low.
A. Argument from doubtful or unidentified sources
B. Non Sequitur (It does not follow)
C. Either or Reasoning
D. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized

10. "Time is money!"  Ben Franklin
A. Post Hoc, Proper Hoc (after this, therefore this)
B. False Analogy
C. Argument ad Hominem (attack the man)
D. Begging the Question or Circular Logic
E. Oversimplified or Over generalized


 

 

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