Critical Thinking test – Unity University

Instruction I: Match statements under column “A” with the concepts under column “B”

Column A

1.  ____ Proving by providing evidence or reason

2. _____ Inferential claim

3. _____ Factual claim

4. _____ Conclusion follows with strict necessity from premises

5. _____ If premises are assumed true, it is improbable for the conclusion to be true

Column B

A. Invalid argument

B. premise

C. Weak argument

D. argument 

E. Cogent argument

F. conclusion

G. Sound argument

H. Deductive argument

I. Inference

J. Inductive argument

Instruction II: Fill the blank spaces with appropriate concepts or phrases

1. Deductive forms of argumentation are _____

2. Any strong inductive argument which contains true premises is known as _____   

3. _____ is an argument that proceeds from the knowledge of a selected sample to some claim about the entire population

4. The core branches of philosophy are _____

5. Philosophical study of knowledge is known as _____

Instruction III: If the statement is correct write “True”, if it is incorrect write “False”

1. _____ All sound arguments are valid

2. _____ All weak arguments are un cogent

3. _____ If the premises and conclusion of argument is true, then the argument is valid

4. _____ If a passage lacks an inferential clam, and then it is non-argument 5. _____ All arguments contain argument indicator words

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