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BUSN 410 Midterm Exam Answers

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BUSN 410 Midterm Exam Answers

BUSN 410 Midterm Exam Answers

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BUSN 410 Midterm Exam Answers

Question 1

Critical thinking skills are important in ________________.

  1. assessing the validity of arguments.
  2. creative problem solving.
  3. assessing the validity of opinions.
  4. All of the above.
  5. None of the above.

Question 2

The “method of belief” prescribes that one put aside beliefs and begin examining an argument from a position of skepticism.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 3

In collaborative learning, one considers the opposition’s position and feedback in decision making.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 4

Poor critical thinking skills contribute to low self-esteem.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 5

____________ and ____________ are barriers to critical thinking.

  1. Wanting to be right ….. defense mechanisms
  2. Premature analysis ….. cliches
  3. Limited experience ….. avoidance
  4. Ignorance ….. ingratiation
  5. None of the above.

Question 6

Reason is best applied when emotions are completely excluded.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 7

__________ is the belief that knowledge can come from revelation or reason, and that there are no logical inconsistencies between them.

  1. Fideism
  2. Rationalism
  3. Critical rationalism
  4. Emotionalism

Question 8

Empathetic people are more open to others’ views.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 9

For effective communication, it is important to understand the differences between the denotative and connotative meaning of a word or phrase.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 10

____________ are used to ensure the standardization of data collection and interpretation.

  1. Lexical definitions
  2. Persuasive definitions
  3. Operational definitions
  4. Denotative definitions
  5. None of the above.

Question 11

You 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.

  1. assertive
  2. aggressive
  3. passive
  4. passive-aggressive
  5. None of the above.

Question 12

Emotive language is often used to manipulate.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 13

____________, like “addictive disease” instead of “drug abuse”, serve to sugarcoat the truth.

  1. Dysphemism
  2. Hyperboles
  3. Sarcasm
  4. Euphemisms
  5. None of the above.

Question 14

_________ occurs when individuals in an organization embrace behaviors or ideas that they would not otherwise espouse.

  1. Diffusion
  2. Polarity
  3. Groupthink
  4. Isolation
  5. None of the above.

Question 15

Firsthand experience is always a credible source of evidence.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 16

Which of the following websites is the most credible source of evidence?

  1. www.snopes.com
  2. www.consumers.org
  3. www.bea.gov
  4. www.productreviews.net
  5. All are reliable sources.

Question 17

Cognitive and social errors can distort expectations and lead to disadvantageous behavior.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 18

”This location has lots of foot traffic.” In the sentence, the word “lots” is _________.

  1. a fallacy of accent.
  2. an equivocation.
  3. an amphiboly.
  4. a fallacy of division.
  5. a fallacy of composition.

Question 19

Every 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?

  1. ad hominem
  2. amphiboly
  3. fallacy of division
  4. fallacy of composition
  5. fallacy of accent

Question 20

”If you don’t attend church every Sunday, you’ll burn in Hell.” This is an example of __________.

  1. popular appeals
  2. a straw man fallacy
  3. Scare tactics
  4. a red herring
  5. None of the above.

Question 21

”If we legalize marijuana, people will want to legalize other drugs as well.” This is an example of ________.

  1. a false dilemma.
  2. a slippery slope.
  3. a naturalistic fallacy.
  4. an inappropriate appeal to authority.
  5. None of the above.

Question 22

___________ is known as the “art of persuasion”.

  1. Inductive argument
  2. Equivocation
  3. Rationalization
  4. Rhetoric
  5. None of the above.

Question 23

Consider 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 __________.

  1. arguments with independent premises.
  2. arguments with dependent premises.
  3. arguments with an unstated conclusion.
  4. arguments with a sub conclusion.
  5. None of the above.

Question 24

In analyzing an argument, it is important to identify the premises and the conclusion.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 25

”Complete” arguments address all relevant premises and conclusions.

  1. True
  2. False