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

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

1. Studies have shown that people who watch TV suffer more heart attacks than those who do not watch TV.  Thus, we can safely conclude that watching TV is a major factor in the production of heart attacks.

complex question
false cause
petitio principii
accident
converse accident

2. Studying too much for a test is often confusing, for the reason that if you study too much the material you are trying to master is no longer clear.

complex question
false cause
petitio principii
accident
converse accident

3. I was talking to a student who was complaining about two science courses he took at Lander University. Lander's classes must be more difficult than I was led to believe.

complex question
false cause
petitio principii
accident
converse accident

4. Einstein became a great scientist solely because his father encouraged him to become interested in science.

complex question
false cause
petitio principii
accident
converse accident

5. How can we end unemployment, balance the budget, maintain a strong military, and have enough for social security in the next few decades? I say only one way--vote Independent.

complex question
false cause
petitio principii
accident
converse accident

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