How Well Do You Know Common Fallacies?

A fallacy is a mistaken belief, often based on unsound argument! Do you think you know these common fallacies and argument tactics well? Let's find out!
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The tu quoque fallacy is also known by what name?
Not-you
You-too
He-who
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Stealing someone's lunch because she stole yours is an example of what kind of fallacy?
Ad hominem
Ad crumenam
Ad consensus
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What is another name for ad baculum?
Felicitousness
Equivocation
Scare tactic
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My mom smokes a pack a day, and she's very healthy. This is an example of......
Circumstantial evidence
Anecdotal evidence
Consequence
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Which of these is an appeal to authority?
There are aliens because my dad says so.
There are aliens because my Dad says so.
There are aliens because I say so.
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Line-drawing occurs when an argument has what kind of quality?
Threats
Passion
Vagueness
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If Hillary Clinton responds to questions about her email security with pictures of her grandchildren, what is she doing?
Avoiding the issue
Quibbling
Begging the question
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What is ad crumenam an appeal to?
Life
Money
Emotion
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What is a fallacy called that assigns human qualities to inanimate objects?
Fanciful
Elaborate
Pathetic
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Buying a Lexus because that's the car you've always bought before is an example of …
Gambler's fallacy
Appeal to odds
Appeal to wisdom
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An issue that distracts from a relevant argument goes by what color?
Red
Blue
Green
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Which of these is NOT another name for a false dilemma?
Black or white
False front
False dichotomy
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're fallacy fine! Okay, so you're far from a fallacy expert and we don't think you're implementing too many of these tactics in an argument. Despite this, you demonstrated a strong aptitude for fallacy and a drive that we can't help but respect!

C+, Fallacy Fine

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly fallacy fantastic! While you may not know everything there is to know when it comes to argument and fallacy, you're well on your way. We suspect that you'll be a fallacy aficiando in no time flat!

B+, Fallacy Fantastic

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When it comes to fallacy, you're not only a formidable force, you're as knowledgable as they come! It's clear that you've spent some time studying argument and fallacy. We'd hate to come up against you in a no holds barred sparring match!

A+, Fallacy Formidable

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1
The tu quoque fallacy is also known by what name?
Not-you
You-too
He-who
2
Stealing someone's lunch because she stole yours is an example of what kind of fallacy?
Ad hominem
Ad crumenam
Ad consensus
3
What is another name for ad baculum?
Felicitousness
Equivocation
Scare tactic
4
My mom smokes a pack a day, and she's very healthy. This is an example of......
Circumstantial evidence
Anecdotal evidence
Consequence
5
Which of these is an appeal to authority?
There are aliens because my dad says so.
There are aliens because my Dad says so.
There are aliens because I say so.
6
Line-drawing occurs when an argument has what kind of quality?
Threats
Passion
Vagueness
7
If Hillary Clinton responds to questions about her email security with pictures of her grandchildren, what is she doing?
Avoiding the issue
Quibbling
Begging the question
8
What is ad crumenam an appeal to?
Life
Money
Emotion
9
What is a fallacy called that assigns human qualities to inanimate objects?
Fanciful
Elaborate
Pathetic
10
Buying a Lexus because that's the car you've always bought before is an example of …
Gambler's fallacy
Appeal to odds
Appeal to wisdom
11
An issue that distracts from a relevant argument goes by what color?
Red
Blue
Green
12
Which of these is NOT another name for a false dilemma?
Black or white
False front
False dichotomy