Formal and Informal Logic

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1. Logic is the study of what?

a. good reasoning b. reasoning c. formal reasoning d. informal reasoning

2. An argument is a collection of

a. sentences b. statements c. questions d. validities

3. The following argument 'Chris will get an "A" or a "B" in logic class. Chris (it turns out) does not get an "A". So, Chris will get a "B".'

a. is informal. b. is MT. c. is inductive. d. none of the above.

4. Arguments are made up of statements because

a. statements are always true. b. statements are exclamations. c. statements are the only type of sentence that can be true or false. d. none of the above.

5. This argument "If Chris gets an A, then he will be very happy. And (as it turns out) he does get an 'A'. So, it follows that Chris will be very happy."

a. is MP. b. is DS. c. is MT. d. is none of the above.

6. Any argument of the form "If A then B, but not-B, so not-A"

a. is MP. b. is MT. c. is DS. d. is none of the above.

7. Any argument of the form "If A then B, but not-A, so not-B"

a. is MP. b. is MT. c. is DS. d. is none of the above.