A+ ANSWERS OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

1 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that attacks the arguer instead of the argument.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

2 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that unfairly places the onus of providing evidence for a position on the wrong side of an issue.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

3 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that ignores an opponent’s actual position and instead presents and attacks a distorted, oversimplified, or misrepresented version of that position.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

4 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that limits consideration to only two alternatives when there are, in fact, more than two.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

5 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that claims we must continue a certain course of action since we have already begun that course.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

6 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that tempts us to believe there is a necessary connection between one thing happening and some other thing happening when, in fact, there is no such necessary connection.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

7 From the list below, select the name of the rhetorical device that asks us to accept premises that are as controversial as the conclusion being argued for and which are controversial on the same grounds.
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

8 Poisoning the well and argument from inconsistency are versions of which of the following types of rhetorical devices?
A) Slippery slope
B) Begging the question
C) False dilemma
D) Ad hominem
E) Burden of proof
F) Straw man

9 Either join in political life or resign yourself to a lonely and meaningless existence.
A) False dilemma
B) Circumstantial ad hominem
C) Appeal to ignorance
D) Poisoning the well
E) Genetic fallacy

 

10 You have to discount Mr. McGill’s views on abortion. As a member of the Pre-Natal Liberation Organization, he can’t help being prejudiced.
A) Appeal to ignorance
B) Burden of proof
C) Circumstantial ad hominem
D) Line-drawing fallacy
E)  Perfectionist fallacy

11 You should bathe three times a day in a tub of whole milk to keep your skin looking young. No one has ever proved that it doesn’t work.
A) Genetic fallacy
B) Slippery slope
C) Appeal to ignorance
D) Line-drawing fallacy
E) Perfectionist fallacy

12 Defense lawyer Robert Baker at O. J. Simpson’s civil trial: This isn’t a fight for justice, it’s a fight for money.
A) False dilemma
B) Slippery slope
C) Begging the question
D) Line-drawing fallacy
E) Perfectionist fallacy

13 Letter to the editor: Now the Dallas Police have dismissed the rape charges against Michael Irvin and Erik Williams. Excuse me if I’m suspicious of the Dallas Police Department. I’m old enough to remember Lee Harvey Oswald being shot to death with the Dallas Police escorting him.
A) Poisoning the well
B) Genetic fallacy
C) Burden of proof
D) Perfectionist fallacy
E) Line-drawing fallacy

14 Before you go getting all excited about the ancient Greek ideal of leisure and learning, remember that it was built on the backs of slaves. How do you think they liked the sight of all those philosophers? Not much.
A) Poisoning the well
B) Genetic fallacy
C) Slippery slope
D) Begging the question
E) Straw man

15 Once your kids are watching cartoons, they’re also watching those toy commercials. If they see the commercials they’ll want the toys; before you know it, they’re obsessed with the toys and you’ve lost all control over them. So don’t let children watch cartoons.
A) Genetic fallacy
B) Slippery slope
C) Burden of proof
D) Begging the question
E) Straw man

16 Tomorrow night you will watch my opponent on these same channels. He’ll try to defend all the exhausted ideas that have landed this state in the gutter. You wait, he’ll pretend he’s saying something new. But that’s the way it goes in politics, and I’ll let him make his little speech. Freedom of choice is what America is all about.
A) Circumstantial ad hominem
B) Burden of proof
C) Begging the question
D) Poisoning the well
E) Perfectionist fallacy

17 Either you floss daily or your teeth look pathetic.
A) Genetic fallacy
B) False dilemma
C) Burden of proof
D) Line-drawing fallacy
E) Perfectionist fallacy

18 I beg to differ, Officer, but sometimes you people go overboard talking about the dangers of fast driving. If you can prove that there’s actually a child near the street right now, and that the child would have stepped out in front of my car, then I’ll grant you that going fifty-five was dangerous.
A) False dilemma
B) Slippery slope
C) Begging the question
D) Burden of proof
E) Perfectionist fallacy

19 The life on other planets must be highly intelligent. After all, we’ve never documented a single case of aliens landing on Earth—which proves that they realize how dangerous it would be to make contact.
A) Appeal to ignorance
B) Burden of proof
C) Begging the question
D) Perfectionist fallacy
E) Line-drawing fallacy

20 Ms. Turnier gave me extra homework for running in class. She has a rule against it. But I told her, “I wasn’t running, I was walking. One foot was in front of the other.” Maybe I went fast, but where is it in her book of rules that suddenly that’s running?
A) Line-drawing fallacy
B) Poisoning the well
C) Slippery slope
D) Begging the question
E) Perfectionist fallacy

21 Don’t stay in the Army. You were ROTC instead of going to one of the academies, and that means they might promote you for a while, but you’ll never get above lieutenant colonel. Why bother?
A) False dilemma
B) Circumstantial ad hominem
C) Slippery slope
D) Line-drawing fallacy
E) Perfectionist fallacy

22 Ms. Ng said to tell you I’m not reading enough. But I don’t think you should worry. She’s a teacher, so she has reading on her mind.
A) False dilemma
B) Appeal to ignorance
C) Circumstantial ad hominem
D) Burden of proof
E) Begging the question

23 How do you like those developers trying to raise the sales tax to pay for the new stadium? They say it’s going to be profitable for the city. If it’s so profitable, why don’t they build it out of their own money and really get rich?
A) Appeal to ignorance
B) False dilemma
C) Slippery slope
D) Burden of proof
E) Line-drawing fallacy

24 Do I want the police department to take charge of writing parking tickets? You mean, do I want to get shot if I pull up next to a fire hydrant? What do you think?
A) False dilemma
B) Appeal to ignorance
C) Begging the question
D) Perfectionist fallacy
E) Straw man

25  Madam President, I don’t see how we can go ahead with this curricular revision. The committee is worried about students not getting a good liberal arts education; but when you look closely at the details of the proposal, you see that a shrewd student can still worm through with the right course selections and wind up uneducated.
A) Circumstantial ad hominem
B) Burden of proof
C) Begging the question
D) Line-drawing fallacy
E)Perfectionist fallacy

26 What do you mean, I broke my curfew? All I did was walk to the curb. You wouldn’t cite me if I stood on the porch, would you? And if I’d just stepped off the porch, that wouldn’t be any different. So what’s so magical about the curb?
A) False dilemma
B) Genetic fallacy
C) Line-drawing fallacy
D) Burden of proof
E) Perfectionist fallacy

27 Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: My client’s civil rights are at stake. It’s true that he pointed at the victim and told the other men with him, “That’s the one who cost you your jobs. Get him!” But that was only his expression of his opinion. You have to either let a man speak his mind, or admit that we’re living in a police state.
A) Slippery slope
B) Burden of proof
C) False dilemma
D) Perfectionist fallacy
E) Straw man

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