BUSN 410 Midterm Exam Answers



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Question 1 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsCritical thinking skills are important in ________________.


A.assessing the validity of arguments.

B.creative problem solving.

C.assessing the validity of opinions.

D.All of the above.

E.None of the above.



Question 2 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsThe ‘method of belief’ prescribes that one put aside beliefs and begin examining an argument from a position of skepticism.


A. True

B. False




Question 3 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsIn collaborative learning, one considers the opposition’s position and feedback in decision making.



A. True

B. False




Question 4 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsPoor critical thinking skills contribute to low self-esteem.


A. True

B. False



Question 5 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points____________ and ____________ are barriers to critical thinking.


A.Wanting to be right ….. defense mechanisms

B.Premature analysis ….. cliches

C.Limited experience ….. avoidance

D.Ignorance ….. ingratiation

E.None of the above.



Question 6 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsReason is best applied when emotions are completely excluded.


A. True

B. False


Answer Key: FalseQuestion 7 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points__________ is the belief that knowledge can come from revelation or reason, and that there are no logical inconsistencies between them.




C.Critical rationalism




Question 8 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsEmpathetic people are more open to others’ views.


A. True

B. False



Question 9 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsFor effective communication, it is important to understand the differences between the denotative and connotative meaning of a word or phrase.


A. True

B. False



Question 10 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points____________ are used to ensure the standardization of data collection and interpretation.


A.Lexical definitions

B.Persuasive definitions

C.Operational definitions

D.Denotative definitions

E.None of the above.


Answer Key: CQuestion 11 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsYou are out for the evening with a group of friends. One member of the group wants to move to a different venue, but does not tell you. Instead, he is sulking, but states that, ‘The venue is up to the group.’ This is an example of ___________ communication.






E.None of the above.



Question 12 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsEmotive language is often used to manipulate.


A. True

B. False



Question 13 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points____________, like ‘addictive disease’ instead of ‘drug abuse’, serve to sugarcoat the truth.






E.None oif the above.



Question 14 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points_________ occurs when individuals in an organization embrace behaviors or ideas that they would not otherwise espouse.






E.None of the above.



Question 15 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsFirsthand experience is always a credible source of evidence.


A. True

B. False



Question 16 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsWhich of the following websites is the most credible source of evidence?






E.All are reliable sources.



Question 17 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsCognitive and social errors can distort expectations and lead to disadvantageous behavior.


A. True

B. False



Question 18 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points’This location has lots of foot traffic.’ In the sentence, the word ‘lots’ is _________.


A.a fallacy of accent.

B.an equivocation.

C.an amphiboly.

D.a fallacy of division.

E.a fallacy of composition.



Question 19 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsEvery terrorist in the 9/11 attacks was a Muslim, so all Muslims should require additional security checks at the airport. This is an example of what argument fallacy?


A.ad hominem


C.fallacy of division

D.fallacy of composition

E.fallacy of accent



Question 20 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points’If you don’t attend church every Sunday, you’ll burn in Hell.’ This is an example of __________.


A.popular appealsB.a straw man fallacyC.Scare tacticsD.a red herringE.None of the above.



Question 21 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points’If we legalize marijuana, people will want to legalize other drugs as well.’ This is an example of ________.


A.a false dilemma.

B.a slippery slope.

C.a naturalistic fallacy.

D.an inappropriate appeal to authority.

E.None of the above.



Question 22 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points___________ is known as the ‘art of persuasion’.


A.Inductive argument




E.None of the above.



Question 23 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsConsider these two statements:


1. The triangle has three equal sides.

2. Angle A and angle B of the triangle are each 90 degrees.


In determining the measurement of angle C, one could say that the two statements are __________.



A.arguments with independent premises.

B.arguments with dependent premises.

C.arguments with an unstated conclusion.

D.arguments with a subconclusion.

E.None of the above.



Question 24 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsIn analyzing an argument, it is important to identify the premises and the conclusion.


A. True

B. False



Question 25 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points’Complete’ arguments address all relevant premises and conclusions.


A. True

B. False