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Busn410 Midterm EXAM




1. Critical thinking skills are important in ________________.;A. assessing the validity of arguments;B. creative problem solving;C. assessing the validity of opinions;D. All of the above;E. None of the above;2. The "method of belief" prescribes that one put aside beliefs and begin examining an argument from a position of skepticism.;True;False;3. In collaborative learning, one considers the opposition's position and feedback in decision making.;True;False;4. Poor critical thinking skills contribute to low self-esteem.;True;False;5. ____________ and ____________ are barriers to critical thinking.;A. Wanting to be right...defense mechanisms;B. Premature analysis...clich?s;C. Limited experience?avoidance;D. Ignorance?ingratiation;E. None of the above;6. Reason is best applied when emotions are completely excluded.;True;False;7. __________ is the belief that knowledge can come from revelation or reason, and that there are no logical inconsistencies between them.;A. Fideism;B. Rationalism;C. Critical rationalism;D. Emotionalism;8. Empathetic people are more open to others' views.;True;False;9. For effective communication, it is important to understand the differences between the denotative and connotative meaning of a word or phrase.;True;False;10. ____________ are used to ensure the standardization of data collection and interpretation.;A. Lexical definitions;B. Persuasive definitions;C. Operational definitions;D. Denotative definitions;E. None of the above;11. You are out for the evening with a group of friends. One member of the group wants to move to a different venue, but does not tell you. Instead, he is sulking, but states that, "The venue is up to the group." This is an example of ___________ communication.;A. assertive;B. aggressive;C. passive;D. passive-aggressive;E. None of the above;12. Emotive language is often used to manipulate.;True;False;13. ____________, like "addictive disease" instead of "drug abuse", serves to sugarcoat the truth.;A. Dysphemisms;B. Hyperboles;C. Sarcasm;D. Euphemisms;E. None of the above;14. _________ occurs when individuals in an organization embrace behaviors or ideas that they would not otherwise espouse.;A. Diffusion;B. Polarity;C. Groupthink;D. Isolation;E. None of the above;15. Firsthand experience is always a credible source of evidence.;True;False;16. Which of the following websites is the most credible source of evidence?;A.;B.;C.;D.;E. All are reliable sources.;17. Cognitive and social errors can distort expectations and lead to disadvantageous behavior.;True;False;18. "This location has lots of foot traffic." In the sentence, the word "lots" is _________.;A. a fallacy of accent;B. an equivocation;C. an amphiboly;D. a fallacy of division;E. a fallacy of composition;19. Every terrorist in the 9/11 attacks was a Muslim, so all Muslims should require additional security checks at the airport. This is an example of what argument fallacy?;A. ad hominem;B. amphiboly;C. fallacy of division;D. fallacy of composition;E. fallacy of accent;20. "If you don't attend church every Sunday, you'll burn in Hell." This is an example of __________.;A. popular appeals;B. a straw man fallacy;C. Scare tactics;D. a red herring;E. None of the above;21. "If we legalize marijuana, people will want to legalize other drugs as well." This is an example of ________.;A. a false dilemma;B. a slippery slope;C. a naturalistic fallacy;D. an inappropriate appeal to authority;E. None of the above;22. ___________ is known as the "art of persuasion".;A. Inductive argument;B. Equivocation;C. Rationalization;D. Rhetoric;E. None of the above;23. Consider these two statements;1. The triangle has three equal sides.;2. Angle A and angle B of the triangle are each 90 degrees.;In determining the measurement of angle C, one could say that the two statements are __________.;A. arguments with independent premises;B. arguments with dependent premises;C. arguments with an unstated conclusion;D. arguments with a sub conclusion;E. None of the above;24. In analyzing an argument, it is important to identify the premises and the conclusion.;True;False;25. "Complete" arguments address all relevant premises and conclusions.;True;False


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