Quiz Review, Chapter 1
Argument, Explanation, Neither? Be sure you can explain why.
Identify the conclusion of each argument.
- Its easier
to train dogs than cats. That means theyre smarter than cats.
- Since all
Communists are Marxists, all Marxists are Communists.
- Some people who
came to North America from India for economic reasons are now returning to India from
North America, again for economic reasons.
- The system was
technologically advanced, and yet it was remarkably easy to use.
- The tradition of
stand-up comics grew out of the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village in the early fifties.
Now there are at least six chains in the US, bringing laughter, of sorts, to all parts of
- The cause of the
sink overflowing is that I got absorbed in the movie on HBO.
- I dont know
what to do about my brother. If he keeps working so hard, hes going to get an ulcer.
For each of these arguments, identify the premises, intermediate
conclusion(s) if present, and final conclusion. If there are two arguments indicate this
as well. Be sure to circle any indicator words you find.
- The film Patch
Adams was an illuminating portrayal of medical education because it highlighted the
importance of treating patients as people and not just as the locations of diseases. If a
movie treats it subject matter in this way, then it is probably an illuminating portrayal
of that material. In case you were wondering,
Ive seen the movie like 10 times already.
- We do not know the
whole truth about the ballet dancer who died from anorexia because the Ballet company wont
tell us anything about weight requirements and the choreographer just makes up stories
that arent true. Our daughter has not been eating as much as she used to before she
was promoted to the company level. I really think this shows that we should watch our
daughters eating habits more closely now that she has joined this company.
Missing Premises/Conclusion. Then state the
conclusion for each of the arguments.
blood pressure is a real health hazard. Therefore, anyone who smokes should really stop
people were truly unselfish, they would give as much to worthy charities as they save for
their old age. But do they? You tell me!
didnt sign up your poodle for the dog show. Anyone who did not sign up their dog by
last week cant come to the yacht this weekend
women who consider themselves to be altos are actually sopranos with a relatively
undeveloped upper range.