Logical fallacies


Match the following terms:

Millions of people have already purchased a pair of Soporific’s Ultimate Illusion driving glasses; shouldn’t you? – Bandwagon Appeals

If we don’t seal the borders now, we will all be speaking Spanish by this time next year! – Slippery Slope

This morning I woke to find a black dog on my lawn. I got into a car wreck on my way into work this morning. Stupid dog. – Faulty Causality

I know you’re looking for a good car, but don’t buy one from that guy. He never graduated high school. – Ad Hominem


Using logical fallacies is a good way to convince people that you are qualified to speak on a given topic. – False


One of the best ways to convince a reader to take your ideas into consideration is by appealing to their values –True


When I write, it is a good idea just to worry about my own needs; there will be plenty of people who will agree with me anyway -False


Match the following terms:

I think coffee is bad for people, and that’s that. I don’t care what you have to say about the subject. –Dogmatism

Do you want a mayor who is soft on crime? No! So vote for me! –The Straw Man

If those protesters loved their country, they wouldn’t question the government. –Non Sequitur

Either you decide that you can afford this stereo, or you decide you are going to do without music for a while. – Either-Or Choice

A. The Straw Man B. Either-Or Choice C. Dogmatism D. Non Sequitur

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