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					Sociology 120, Spring 2008
Altenhofel: Quiz #2
Answer all of the following. Each is worth 1 point.

1. “Making a former corporate CEO the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is
like putting a fox in charge of the henhouse.” This is an example of
A) rhetorical analogy
B) rhetorical explanation
C) innuendo
D) dysphemism
E) not a slanter

2. “ „Democrat‟ equals „ideologically homeless ex-communist.‟ “
A) hyperbole
B) stereotype
C) rhetorical explanation
D) rhetorical definition
E) not a slanter

3. “Studies confirm what everyone knows: smaller classes make kids better learners”
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) hyperbole
D) innuendo
E) no slanter

4. I trust you have seen Janet‟s file and have noticed the “university” she graduated from.
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) hyperbole
D) innuendo
E) no slanter

5. Morgan has decided to run for state senator. I‟m sorry to hear that he‟s decided to become a
politician.
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) hyperbole
D) innuendo
E) no slanter

6. Clearly, Antonin Scalia is the most corrupt Supreme Court Justice.
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) hyperbole
D) innuendo
E) no slanter
7. How can Muslims be opposed to alcoholic beverages? People have been drinking them
since before the beginning of history.
A) No fallacy
B) argument from tradition
C) group think fallacy
D) subjectivism
E) common practice

8. Why do you take a bus to work when most people drive?
A) No fallacy
B) rationalizing
C) argument from popularity
D) common practice
E) weaseler

9. Give that woman a dollar. I see her on this corner every day crying. And she seems to be ill.
A) No fallacy
B) guilt trip
C) apple polishing
D) argument by force
E) rhetorical analogy

10. “If the United States is to meet the technological challenge posed by Japan, Inc., we must
rethink the way we do everything from design to manufacture to education to employee
relations.”
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) dysphemism, Book says this answer so I will accept this answer and quiz 2 is now
worth 24 points.
D) rhetorical explanation
E) no slanter

11. “Umpires are baseball‟s designated grown-ups and, like air-traffic controllers, are paid to
handle pressure.”
A) rhetorical analogy
B) rhetorical explanation
C) innuendo
D) dysphemism
E) not a slanter

12. The entire gain in the stock market in the first four months of the year was due to a mere
fifty stocks.
A) proof surrogate
B) euphemism
C) innuendo
D) downplayer
E) stereotype
13. She is such a soccer mom
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) stereotype
D) hyperbole
E) no slanter

14. Is this going to be another bright suggestion like your proposal that we take scuba
lessons?
A) Stereotype
B) Loaded question
C) Proof surrogate
D) Rhetorical definition
E) Innuendo

15. Who was that young woman with the Senator last night: his niece?
 A) Stereotype
 B) Euphemism
 C) Rhetorical definition
 D) Rhetorical explanation
 E) Innuendo

16. "Did you hear what Senator Dreul is arguing for? He wants an increase in the social
security tax! What he really means is that he wants hardworking taxpayers to send in their
entire paychecks so the government can decide how to spend the money. But taking away all
our money violates the Constitution, and that means Senator Dreul's argument is no good!"
What kind of pseudoreasoning is being used here?
A) Ad hominem
B) Begging the question
C) Straw man
D) False dilemma
E) Slipper slope

17. "If we vote in gun control, first thing you know some goon squad will begin confiscating all
our guns!"
A) Slippery slope
B) False dilemma
C) Burden of proof
D) Ad hominem
E) Begging the question

18. "David Letterman is the funniest man in America (as opinion polls show)." What is the
phrase in parentheses?
A) Innuendo
B) Proof surrogate
C) Dysphemism
D) Hyperbole
E) one of the above
19. The tax system in this country is unfair and ridiculous! Just ask anyone!
A) proof surrogate
B) weaseler
C) hyperbole
D) innuendo
E) no slanter

20. “Hmmm. Nice day. Think I‟ll go catch some rays.” Response: “Says here in this magazine
that doing that sort of thing is guaranteed to get you a case of skin cancer.”
A) No fallacy
B) common practice
C) argument from popularity
D) group think fallacy
E) proof surrogate

21. “I think it is wrong for anyone to mistreat animals, but in that society, they apparently don‟t
think so, so I guess it is okay for them to do so.”
A) No fallacy
B) subjectivism
C) two wrongs make a right
D) wishful thinking
E) group think fallacy

22. Ladies and gentlemen, that concludes my proposal. You know that I trust and honor your
judgment. Even if you do not approve my request, I am happy just to have had the chance to
present this proposal to such qualified experts. Thank you.
A) No fallacy
B) apple polishing
C) common practice
D) argument from outrage
E) group think fallacy

23. Letter to the editor: Your magazine expresses sympathy for Annie Larson, a putative
"fashion victim" because "animal rights terrorists" splashed paint on her mink coat. But when I
think of those dozens of animals maimed and anally electrocuted to satisfy someone's vanity, I
know who the real victims are, and who's the terrorist.
A) No fallacy
B) subjectivism
C) two wrongs make a right
D) wishful thinking
E) argument from outrage
24. Mother: “I think he has earned an increase in his allowance. He doesn‟t have any spending
money at all, and he always has to make excuses about not being able to go out with the rest
of his friends because of that.
A) No fallacy
B) argument from pity
C) argument from popularity
D) guilt trip
E) apple polishing

25. I‟m going to use the textbook that‟s on reserve in the library. I‟ll have to spend more time
on the campus, but its sure better than shelling out over a hundred bucks for one book.
A) No fallacy
B) subjectivism
C) two wrongs make a right
D) wishful thinking
E) argument from outrage

				
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