A student is designing an experiment to find out if the following statement is true: “If you get at least six hours of sleep you will do better in class than if you get less than six hours of sleep.” The statement is an example of a(n):
Which of the following would be considered to be based on pseudoscience?
Jacob is afraid of dogs because he was attacked by one as a child. This is an example of a(n):
Many accepted explanations begin as:
A set of statements designed to convince others that an action or idea is right or wrong is a type of:
All of these statements demonstrate the use of a euphemism, except:
Which statement BEST describes the relationship between defining terms and clear thinking?
A reader analyzes the four categories of meaning in order to:
“They saw the woman with the binoculars” is an example of which type of ambiguity?
Select the list of terms that are often used as qualifiers or “weasel words”:
Your company is operating as a subcontractor on a large government contract. The government decides to request proposals for another upcoming project. Your boss asks you to submit a proposal on behalf of your company, knowing it would violate the current agreement with the primary contractor. If you do what your boss says because he is your boss, you are operating under which moral theory?
Consider the following argument:Premise: Michael took an apple from the farm stand.Premise: Stealing is wrong.Conclusion: Therefore, Michael was wrong for stealing the apple.The statement, “stealing is wrong” is an example of which of the following?
What makes an argument an ethical argument?
In a science fiction movie, an officer is implementing an experimental process to prevent a catastrophic geologic event affecting a primitive indigenous alien population. A crew of a starship vessel is willing to save him; however, environmental conditions prevent simple extraction. The commander refuses to let the crew extract the officer, proclaiming “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or in this case, one.” The commander’s conclusion is based on which moral theory?
In order to pay for tuition for collegiate studies, a student chooses to sell illegal drugs to finance his education. He understands the implications of his actions, from the destruction of families for those addicted, to the breaking laws preventing the sales of controlled substances. Which theory is he using to justify his actions?
The least helpful question to ask yourself when evaluating top choices would be:
Which of the following is a way to make bad decisions?
Which of the following is something that can lead to making good decisions?
Putting in the effort to adequately define the problem is:
Acting impulsively and going with the first choice that comes to mind are similar in that ______________, but acting impulsively specifically _________________.
The false dichotomy fallacy is a fallacy in which the arguer:
An expert may not be considered a credible source if he or she has:
The two parts of an argument are _______ and _______.
A claim and an argument are similar in that they both _____________, however, an argument specifically ____________.
When listening to people debating a topic, a critical thinker should ignore: