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Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic
Quiz: Syllogistic Terminology Answers

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Syllogistic Terminology

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SYLLOGISTIC TERMINOLOGY QUIZ

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Directions: In the blank spaces provided next to each term, write the appropriate letter corresponding to the best characterization from the dictionary column.

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Dictionary

_____ 1. major term   L. predicate term of the conclusion A. premiss containing the middle term
_____ 2. minor term   M. subject term of the conclusion B. name of major premiss, name of minor premiss, and name of conclusion written as a sequence of three letters
_____ 3. middle term   E. term appearing in both premisses C. all of the statements in the syllogism written as standard form categorical propositions
_____ 4. mood   B. name of major premiss, name of minor premiss, and name of conclusion written as a sequence of three letters D. two hundred and fifty-six possible forms
_____ 5. major premiss   H. premiss containing the major term E. term appearing in both premisses
_____ 6. minor premiss   I. premiss containing the minor term F. major premiss stated first, minor premiss stated second, conclusion stated third
_____ 7. standard form   C. all of the statements in the syllogism written as standard form categorical propositions G. deductive argument in which a conclusion is drawn from two premisses
_____ 8. standard order   F. major premisses stated first, minor premiss stated second, conclusion stated third H. premiss containing the major term
_____ 9. figure   K. indicates the position of the middle term in the premisses I. premiss containing the minor term
_____10. syllogism   G. deductive argument in which a conclusion is drawn from two premisses J. premiss containing the middle term
K. indicates the position of the middle term in the premisses
L. predicate term of the conclusion
M. subject term of the conclusion
N. none of the above

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