Logical Fallacy Practice 3

1. I don’t take the time to post comments about things I don’t care about because posting comments on things I don’t care about is a waste of time.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. no error

 

2. Either we increase our property taxes by 15%, or we will have to lay off 15% of our police force.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

3. We should stop the spread of unrest in Africa and the Middle East.  If we don’t, this unrest will spread to Asia and South America.  Soon we will have problems in our own country.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. slippery slope

d. false alternatives

 

4. Water costs too much in Atlanta.  I read an article online that said that one resident reported that her water bill rose from $200 to $250 a month to $1,800 a month.  And at least a dozen other residents had similar complaints.4.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. slippery slope

d. false alternatives

e. careless comparison

 

5. We must repeal health care reform, or we will all end up waiting months to have major surgery for life-threatening illnesses.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

 

6. Legislators are like wolves.  They are both predatory animals thirsting for blood of their helpless victims (voters and smaller animals). They are both extremely aggressive. You should not turn your back on either group.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

e. personal attack

 

7. “If we fail to pass this bill by Tuesday, we lose $165 million worth of savings. If we continue down that path, we start seeing layoffs," warned Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in March of 2011.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. slippery slope

e. personal attack

 

 8. “This whole scam is Wimpy Walker’s attempt to balance his State budget by raiding the Teacher’s $78 billion retirement fund.” (comment by excoachken in an online discussion)

a. circular reasoning

b. personal attack

c. careless comparison

d. slippery slope

 

9. Medical services should not be taxed because they have long been exempt from taxation at the state and federal level.

a. slippery slope

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

e. no error

 

10. Either we stop the state from taxing veterinary services, or pet abandonment will increase.

a. hasty generalization

b. circular reasoning

c. false alternatives

d. careless comparison

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