Let's Practice
Vocabulary
A.K.A.
Name the Fallacy
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100
"My mother constantly tells me to pray, but why should I? I've never heard her pray!" 

Tu Quoque

100

What is the science & art of reasoning well?

logic

100

Ad Populum is also known as...

The Bandwagon Fallacy (Appeal to the People or Appeal to Popularity also acceptable)

100

The fallacy of _______________ is a fallacy of ambiguity which means that something is open to more than one interpretation. 

Equivocation

100

The fallacy of Ad Ignorantium is believing an argument because we do not have clear _______________ that it is false.

evidence

200

"Of course she thinks our money should say, 'In God We Trust' she's from the deep south."

Genetic Fallacy

200

What is an error in logic, an invalid argument, or a mistake in thinking? 

a fallacy

200

Tu Quoque is also known as...

Appeal to Hypocrisy

200

The __________________________ Fallacy is accepting or rejecting an argument based merely on how new or old it is.

Chronological Snobbery

200

We commit the fallacy of Amphiboly when we change the meaning of a sentence through vagueness of ________________ .

grammar

300

Who cares what the CDC says about the COVID-19 virus? They are the biggest bunch of overpaid idiots on the planet.

Ad Hominem

300

What vocabulary word means something that can have more than one possible meaning?

ambiguous

300

Ad Baculum is also known as...

Threat Fallacy (Appeal to Force also acceptable)

300

This fallacy occurs when one illegitimately appeals to fear.

Ad Baculum

300

Ipse Dixit is not an absolute problem. Sometimes authorities are __________________ .

legitimate

400

The overwhelming majority of schools use laptops in class instead of pencil and paper, so clearly that's the best way to educate today's children. 

Ad Populum (and a bit of chronological snobbery, too.)

400

What term is used to describe something that isn't related to what is being discussed or considered and is therefore not important.

irrelevant

400
Ad Ignorantium is also known as...

Appeal to Ignorance

400

This fallacy occurs when someone dismisses a person's argument based on the assumed source of their belief.

Genetic Fallacy

400

When encountering an attack on a person's character, be very __________________ .

suspicious

500

Dr. Herndon said we shouldn't run in the halls and that eating is strictly for outside, not in the classroom. 

No Fallacy :)

500

What is a warning to consider something before taking anymore action; or can also be a statement that limits a more general statement?

caveat
500

Genetic Fallacy is also known as...

Fallacy of Origin (Bulverism is also acceptable)

500

This fallacy occurs when someone attacks a person's character rather than the argument itself.

Ad Hominem

500

Popular and good or correct are _______ the same thing.

not

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