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Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic
Quiz: Informal Fallacies Part I

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This quiz is based on the following notes:
The Nature of Fallacies

Argumentum Ad Ignorantiam
Argumentum Ad Verecundiam
Argumentum Ad Hominem
Argumentum Ad Populum
Argumentum Ad Misericordiam
Argumentum Ad Baculum

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Directions: Identify the fallacies of relevance in each of the following passages. Choose from the fallacies of ad ignorantiam, ad verecundiam, ad hominem, ad populum, ad misericordiam, and ad baculum.

1.  The President of Lander University will be severely disappointed if Lander does not get more funds from the state next year. For this reason the state appropriations should be increased. 



2. I am sure that you will agree that we should all work together to increase the profit of this company. Anyone not agreeing with this policy will be fired immediately.


3. Theodore H. Teabody, the well-known historian, says that Copi's book is the best logic book in the world. I believe him since the word of such a great man shouldn't be disputed.


4. It has not been proved to my satisfaction that you have been spending enough time studying; therefore, I think that the facts plainly indicate that you should study more.


5. Everyone believes that Lander University is improving its academic programs yearly; therefore, I conclude that Lander will be a much higher rated school several years from now.


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