Logical Fallacy Practice 2

1.  You should reduce your fat intake because eating too many fats is bad for you.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. no error

 

2. “We will move forward together or not at all.” President Barack Obama

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

 

3.  We should not pass a bill that bans the sale of alcohol on Sunday.  We such a bill were passed, then lawmakers would eventually pass a bill banning the sale of alcohol after midnight.  Soon we would be back to Prohibition.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. slippery slope

d. false alternatives

 

4. Florida Gator fans drink too much.  When I was at the Florida-Georgia game, I saw at least ten Gator fans who were intoxicated.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. slippery slope

d. false alternatives

e. careless comparison

 

5. We must not pass any more gun control laws or we will all be blown up by terrorists.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

 

6. Exercising is just like eating candy.  Just as eating a little candy won’t hurt you physically, exercising a little won’t hurt you.  But too much exercise, like too much candy, will make you sick to your stomach.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

e. personal attack

 

7. We must stop the University System from increasing the requirements to receive the Hope Scholarship.  If we don't, the System will make it more and more difficult for students to afford college, and eventually, only the rich will be able to attend the college of their choice.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. slippery slope

e. personal attack

 

8.  You can't possibly believe Mr. Smith’s testimony in the money laundering trial.  Mr. Smith once plagiarized an essay when he was in college.

a. circular reasoning

b. personal attack

c. careless comparison

d. slippery slope

 

9. Dieting is useless because everyone knows that diets don’t work.

a. slippery slope

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

 

10. Either we start making teachers pay into their own pensions or the state government will collapse.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

 

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