En130 online exam 1_02 score 100 percent
With respect to dealing with abstract concepts, which statement is most accurate?
A. Emotions have no place in any kind of academic essay.
B. An essay dealing with abstract concepts can appeal to intellectual curiosity.
C. An essay dealing with abstract concepts should reveal the author’s bias.
D. Abstract concepts cannot be shown to have any actual meaning.
In our text discussion, we compared a two-way conversation with a top-down situation, such as that which students encounter when listening to a lecture. What was this comparison intended to illustrate?
A. The need to pay attention to an instructor’s lecture
B. The value of active reading
C. The dehumanizing atmosphere of college classrooms
D. The importance of studying a class syllabus
As you analyze an essay, you can use your own words to summarize the author’s key ideas and map out the organization of the essay’s key points. This is called
Which statement is most clearly subjective?
A. In my view, the data support the professor’s assertions.
B. My common sense tells me that money is the root of all evil.
C. Wars are fought over ideas, land, and resources.
D. It has been suggested that Nero suffered from lead poisoning.
Which statement is true?
A. An accepted fact must be true.
B. Opinions can be both true and false.
C. Facts are subjective opinions.
D. Opinions are neither true nor false.
In your text, we cited the old saying, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” Which kind of logical fallacy were we referring to?
B. Red herring
D. Ad hominem
Which statement best defines the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy?
A. If events A and B happen simultaneously, they’re caused by event C.
B. If John breaks his leg after ignoring a stop sign, John must not have seen the stop sign.
C. If event B follows event A, B must have been caused by A.
D. If Jill fills a bucket with water while at the well, the well must contain water.
A rhetorical tautology is most simply defined as
A. a false argument.
B. nonsensical prose.
C. a circular argument.
D. a slanted argument.
According to Dunn, because copyright laws restrict the flow of information, they’re
C. seldom enforced.
Which sentence is most likely to be based on facts?
A. People who see the “man in the moon” are sensitive and creative.
B. According to Plato, virtue is its own reward.
C. Over 20 trials, 50 percent of the rats ran the maze in less than a minute.
D. Abstract nouns, such as “truth” and “justice,” can never be strictly defined.
“Nature is bountiful, which is why logging should be strictly regulated.” Which logical fallacy is illustrated in this sentence?
A. Ad hominem
B. Non Sequitur
C. Post hoc ergo propter hoc
D. Red herring
Which statement best illustrates an exception fallacy?
A. Lucy thinks all fish make her sick because she got sick after eating sushi.
B. Conrad assumes Dale is lying because Dale seldom tells the truth.
C. Brock assumes all vegetables are nutritious except for raw carrots.
D. Eloise enjoys detective novels except for those written by women.
Many early humans were predators; therefore, all humans are predators. This statement illustrates the _______ fallacy.
A. red herring
D. none of the above
Which statement best illustrates an ad hominem argument?
A. If you ask me, Jolly Flakes is just another sugar cereal.
B. Based on letters, one can safely assume that Ben Franklin was a womanizer.
C. It seems to me that Caldwell may be comparing apples and oranges.
D. The author’s flimsy argument is what we would expect from an alcoholic.
In his essay “Revolutions of Time,” Dunn would agree with all of the following statements except for which one?
A. Authors may or may not be served by copyrights on their work.
B. Intellectual properties, such as poems or novels, are intangible commodities.
C. Intellectual property is just like any other kind of tangible property.
D. During most of human history, creative works resided in the public domain.
Which statement best illustrates a logical tautology?
A. You can observe a sunrise if you rise at dawn and look out a window.
B. Angels are either mortal or immortal.
C. There’s no success that isn’t preceded by failure.
D. To access correct information, consult a reliable source.
A college student is generally expected to do all of the following except
A. emphasize the subjective over the objective.
B. conduct scholarly research.
C. master standard American English.
D. conduct online research.
All of the following may be a source of evidence in an essay except for which one?
A. Personal observations
D. Research reports
In general terms, logical fallacies originate from
A. unproven assumptions.
C. insufficient data.
D. false assumptions.
According to Dunn, the notion of intellectual property rights resulted from the
A. digital revolution.
B. invention of printing.
C. demands of authors seeking fair compensation.
D. Industrial Revolution.