Literature Quiz / Argument Review

Random Literature Quiz

Can you name the Argument Term?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Score 0/37 Timer 20:00
Hint Answer
In the Toulmin model, this uses words like “usually,” “probably,” “maybe,” “in most cases,” and “most likely” to temper the claim, making it less absolute.
A logical structure that uses the major premise and minor premise to reach a necessary conclusion.
in Latin--refutatio ; addresses the counterargument. in classical oration, It is a bridge between the writer’s proof and conclusion.
a fallacy in which a claim is based on evidence or support that is in doubt.
A process of reasoned inquiry; a persuasive discourse resulting in a coherent and considered movement from a claim to a conclusion.
When fear, not based on evidence or reason, is being used as the primary motivator to get others to accept an idea, proposition, or conclusion.(argumentum in terrorem)
a statement of the main idea of the argument that also previews the major points the writer intends to make.
Five-part argument structure used by classical rhetoricians.
a claim that asserts that something is true or not true.
A fallacy that occurs when a speaker chooses a deliberately poor or oversimplified example in order to ridicule and refute an idea.
In the Toulmin model, this expresses the assumption necessarily shared by the speaker and the audience.
Evidence based on something the writer knows, whether it’s from personal experience, observations, or general knowledge of events.
A fallacy in which the speaker presents two extreme options as the only possible choices.
A fallacy in which a faulty conclusion is reached because of inadequate evidence.
a thesis that does not list all the points that writer intends to cover in an essay.
This fallacy occurs when evidence boils down to “everybody’s doing it, so it must be a good thing to do.
An approach to analyzing and constructing arguments Because (evidence as support), therefore (claim), since (warrant or assumption), on account of (backing), unless (reservation).
a fallacy that claims that something is a cause just because it happened earlier; correlation does not imply causation
in Latin-- confirmatio; usually the major part of the text, includes the proof needed to make the writer’s case.
Hint Answer
A fallacy in which the writer repeats the claim as a way to provide evidence.
Developed by psychiatrist Carl Rogers, these arguments are based on the assumption that having a full understanding of an opposing position is essential to responding to it pers
From the Latin inducere, “to lead into;” a logical process whereby the writer reasons from particulars to universals, using specific cases in order to draw a conclusion, which
in Latin--narratio; part of the essay;provides factual information and background material on the subject at hand or establishes why the subject is a problem that needs addressing.
evidence that includes things that can be measured, cited, counted, or otherwise represented in numbers --- for instance, statistics, surveys, polls, census information.
This fallacy occurs when someone who has no expertise to speak on an issue is cited. (argumentum ad verecundiam)
in Latin--exordium; part of the essay that introduces the reader to the subject under discussion
in Latin--peroratio; Brings the essay to a satisfying close.
a logical process whereby one reaches a conclusion by starting with a general principle or universal truth (a major premise) and applying it to a specific case (a minor premise).
a claim that argues that something is good or bad, right or wrong.
Evidence that is accessed through research, reading, and investigation. It includes factual and historical information, expert opinion, and quantitative data.
a fallacy that asserts that a relatively small first step leads to a chain of related events culminating in some significant (usually negative) effect
In the Toulmin model, this gives voice to possible objections.
a claim that proposes a change.
A fallacy that occurs when an analogy compares two things that are not comparable.
When emotion is used to distract the audience from the facts. No attempt is made to indicate logically why the end argued for should be accepted.
Latin for “to the man,” this fallacy refers to the specific diversionary tactic of switching the argument from the issue at hand to the character of the other speaker.
Also called an assertion or proposition, this states the argument’s main idea or position. It differs from a topic or subject in that this has to be arguable.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Top Quizzes Today

Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.