PHIL 447N Final Exam MCQs
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Question 1.1. (TCO 1) "Thinking about thinking" is the definition of what? (Points : 4)
Development of arguments
Measure of good sense
Development of critical skills
Writing for clarity
Question 2.2. (TCO 1, 2, 4) In Chapter 1, we learned the definition of the term issue. The principle concern when handling an issue is whether or not (Points : 4)
a given claim is true or not.
a claim attaches to the conclusion or not.
the majority has a position on the debate.
key experts have a position on the debate.
Question 3.3. (TCOs 1, 2, 3) In Chapter 1, we learned the definition of the term argument. The purpose of an argument is to (Points : 4)
explain complex ideas.
win adherents to a position.
refute the positions of other people.
support or prove conclusions.
Question 4.4. (TCOs 2, 3) In Chapter 2, we learned the meaning of inductive arguments. The support that the premises provide for the conclusion of an inductive argument is best described in terms of (Points : 4)
valid or invalid.
sound or unsound.
provable or unprovable.
strong or weak.
Question 5.5. (TCO 1, 2) In Chapter 2, we learned the meaning of the three modes of persuasion, as defined by Aristotle. Logos
refers to arguments based on (Points : 4)
ethics and moral character.
experiment and observations.
passions and emotions.
logic and reasoning.
Question 6.6. (TCO 6) In Chapter 2, we learned how to analyze arguments. The first step in trying to understand arguments is to find the(Points : 4)
nonargumentative materials attached to it .
elements of confusion.
conclusion or thesis of the passage.
intentions of the author.
Question 7.7. (TCOs 6,...