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Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic 
Quiz: Fallacies of Presumption, Part II

Directions:  Identify the fallacies of relevance in each of the following passages.

1. President Nixon cheated on his income tax and President Clinton cheated on his income tax. All politicians cheat on income taxes.

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false cause
petitio principii
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converse accident

2. You seem to me to be quite interested in the Vuylli Calibrated Food Processor. So do you want to charge it or pay cash?

complex question
false cause
petitio principii
accident
converse accident

3. The United States does not allow discrimination on the basis of race, gender, or belief. Therefore, it should be illegal to have all men or all women organizations.

complex question
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petitio principii
accident
converse accident

4. Many studies have shown that teenagers have quicker reactions than do persons in their twenties. The reason cited in these studies is that the older persons do not react as quickly.

complex question
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petitio principii
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converse accident

5. Since I have been on the International Bran Systematics Program my grades have improved dramatically. It's obvious that the program has resulted in improved memory for academic subjects.

complex question
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accident
converse accident

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