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This quiz consist of 20 multiple choice questions and covers the material in the first half of Chapter 9. Be sure you are in Chapter 9 when you take the quiz.
Timed Test This Test has the time limit of 2 hour. You are notified when time expires, and you may continue or submit.
Warnings appear when half the time, 5 minutes, 1 minute, and 30 seconds remain.
Multiple Attempts Not allowed. This Test can only be taken once.
Force Completion Once started, this Test must be completed in one sitting.
Remaining Time: 55 minute, 34 seconds.
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Question 1

Complete the following syllogism: All X are Y; Some Z are X; Therefore, ______________.
some Z are Y.
some X are Z.
all X are Z.
all Z are Y.
5 points
Question 2

Which rule does the following syllogism violate?
All persons in the secretaries' union are persons who make a lot of money.
Ann is a secretary.
Therefore, Ann is a person who makes lots of money.
illicit minor
four-terms fallacy
invalid conversion
5 points
Question 3

To form a valid syllogism, which premise is missing in the following argument?
[missing premise]
Sam is a politician.
Therefore, Sam is a dishonest person.
Some politicians are dishonest persons.
All politicians are dishonest persons.
Honest people are not politicians.
Almost no politicians are honest.
5 points
Question 4

In the following syllogism, the major term is _______________.
All human beings are mortal.
Ann is a human being.
Ann is mortal.
human beings
none of the above
5 points
Question 5

Which one of the following statements is a universal proposition?
Karen is a woman.
All women are mortal.
Some women are caring persons.
Karen is a woman and knows many women herself.
5 points
Question 6

When the premises are true and the syllogism is valid, we have a(n) _______ argument.
5 points
Question 7

If one of the statements in a syllogism is particular, the conclusion _____________.
must be particular.
must be universal.
can be particular or universal.
must be singular.
5 points
Question 8

A basic form of deductive argument is ________.
inductive reasoning.
the proposition.
the syllogism.
5 points
Question 9

A syllogism in which one of the premises is missing is called a(n) _________________.
soft deductive argument.
analogical argument.
sentential argument.
5 points
Question 10

Which is true?
A deductive argument always ends with a conclusion that is a statement of probability, no matter how remote that probability.
A sound deductive argument is one that has valid form and true premises.
Premises of deductive arguments are never derived through induction.
All of the above are true.
5 points
Question 11

Which of the following statements is a particular proposition?
Andrew is a monster.
All men are monsters.
Some men are monsters.
Only men are monsters.
5 points
Question 12

Premises in syllogisms can be ________________.
all of the above
a and b
5 points
Question 13

Which rule is being violated in the following syllogism?
Only man (not the plants or animals) is that which has been called by God to avoid sin and reap the rewards of heaven.
Martha is not a man.
Therefore, Martha is not that which has been called by God to avoid sin and reap the rewards of heaven.
undistributed middle
illicit minor
illicit major
5 points
Question 14

Which one of the following hypothetical syllogisms is invalid?
If P, then Q.
Therefore, Q.
If P, then Q.
Not Q.
Therefore, not P.
If and only if P, then Q.
Not P.
Therefore, not Q.
If P, then Q.
Not P.
Therefore, not Q.
5 points
Question 15

The syllogism itself, not the premises, can be _____.
all of the above.
5 points
Question 16

In a valid syllogism, if the first two premises are true, then ______________.
the conclusion must be true.
the conclusion must be false.
the conclusion could be either true or false.
the conclusion must be valid.
5 points
Question 17

Which one of the following syllogisms is invalid?
No X are Y.
Some Z are X.
Therefore, some Z are not Y.
Some X are Z.
All X are Y.
Therefore, some Y are Z.
Some X are Y.
Some Z are X.
Therefore, some Z are Y.
Some X are not Z.
All X are Y.
Therefore, some Y are not Z.
5 points
Question 18

Which one of the following is an example of a hypothetical statement?
Either I will go to the store or I will go to the bank.
If Karen returns, then I will return also.
Robert is not a very nice man.
All of the above.
5 points
Question 19

If "or" is used in its non-exclusive sense, which of the five following syllogisms is in
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