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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT G

MIDTERM EXAM IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

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INSTRUCTOR ROBERTO VELASCO MABULAC CONTACT 09

DIRECTIONS: This is a closed book and closed notes examination. Any discussion or otherwise
inappropriate communication between examinees, as well as the appearance of any unnecessary material or cell-
phone usage, will be dealt with severely. If you have questions, raise your hand to be acknowledged.

Test I. Select and encircle the letter of the best answer to the following multiple-choice questions

1. “Even though it's only the first day, I can tell this is going to 7. “If we allow same-sex couples to marry, then the next thing
be a boring course.” you know, we’ll be allowing people to marry their parents,
a. Begging the Question cars, or even monkeys.”
b. Either/or A. Bandwagon
c. Red Herring B. Slippery slope
d. Hasty Generalization C. Ad hominem
2. "America: love it or leave it." D. Straw man
A. Red Herring 8. “People who don't support the proposed state minimum
B. Either/or wage increase hate the poor.”
C. Hasty Generalization A. Begging the Question
D. Bandwagon B. Either/or
3. "Since scientists cannot prove that global warming will C. Bandwagon
occur, it probably won't." D. Straw man
A. Hasty Generalization 9. “The level of mercury in seafood may be unsafe, but what
B. Slippery Slope will fishers do to support their families?”
C. Straw man A. Either/or
D. Either/or B. Red Herring
4. (1) Trinitarianism holds that three equals one.(2) Three C. Hasty Generalization
does not equal one.Therefore:(3) Trinitarianism is false. D. Begging the Question
A. Bandwagon 10. “We can either stop using cars or destroy the earth.”
B. Ad hominem A. Either/or
C. Hasty generalization B. Begging the Question
D. Straw Man C. Ad hominem
5. “If we ban Hummers because they are bad for the D. Straw man
environment eventually the government will ban all cars, so 11. Mother: It’s bedtime JaneJane: Mom, how do ants feed
we should not ban Hummers.” their babies?Mother: Don’t know dear. Close your eyes
A. Ad hominem now.Jane: But mama, do ant babies cry when hungry?
B. Slippery slope A. Begging the Question
C. Straw man B. Hasty generalization
D. Begging the question C. Red herring
6. Bill says that he likes the idea that people should work for D. Straw man
their welfare when they can. His friends laugh at him, 12. “George Bush is a good communicator because he speaks
accuse him of fascist leanings, and threaten to ostracize effectively.”
him from their group. He decides to recant and abandon A. Either/or
his position to avoid rejection. B. Begging the Question
A. Ad hominem C. Ad hominem
B. Slippery slope D. Bandwagon
C. Bandwagon
D. Straw man
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13. Everyone is selfish; everyone is doing what he believes will 19. “If we pass laws against fully automatic weapons, then it
make himself happier. The recognition of that can take won't be long before we pass laws on all weapons, and
most of the sting out of accusations that you're being then we will begin to restrict other rights, and finally we will
"selfish." Why should you feel guilty for seeking your own end up living in a communist state. Thus, we should not
happiness when that's what everyone else is doing, too? ban fully automatic weapons."
A. Ad hominem A. Hasty Generalization
B. Slippery Slope B. Straw man
C. Bandwagon C. Begging the Question
D. Straw man D. Slippery slope
14. “Steve said we should put more money into health and 20. "We should not believe President Clinton when he claims
education. I am surprised Steve hates our country so much not to have had sex with Monica Lewinsky. After all, he's a
that he wants to leave it defenseless by cutting military liar."
spending.” A. Either/or
A. Ad hominem B. Ad hominem
B. Slippery Slope C. Slippery slope
C. Bandwagon D. Hasty generalization
D. Straw man 21. "Fred, the Australian, stole my wallet. Thus, all Australians
15. “Green Peace's strategies aren't effective because they are are thieves."
all dirty, lazy hippies.” A. Either/or
A. Straw man B. Ad hominem
B. Red Herring C. Slippery slope
C. Bandwagon D. Hasty generalization
D. Ad hominem 22. A teacher catches a student cheating during a test. The
16. "But, Mom, nobody really takes the law against texting and student in response says, “I know I’ve made a mistake. But
driving seriously. All my friends do it." think of my parents. They’re going to kill me”
A. Straw man A. Either/or
B. Red Herring B. Red herring
C. Bandwagon C. Bandwagon
D. Ad hominem D. Slippery slope
17. "A book is pornographic if and only if it contains
pornography."
A. Straw man
B. Begging the question
C. Slippery slope
D. Bandwagon
18. “After Sally presented her stance for more equitable
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should believe anything from a woman who isn’t married, A. Red herring
was once arrested, and smells a bit weird.” B. Straw man
A. Straw man C. Slippery slope
B. Begging the question D. Band wagon
C. Ad hominem 24. “This painting is trash because it is obviously worthless.”
D. Hasty generalization A. Begging the question
B. Red herring
C. Bandwagon
D. Slippery slope
25. Four out of five dentists recommend Happy Glossy Smiley
toothpaste brand. Therefore, it must be great.
A. Begging the question
B. Slippery slope
C. Bandwagon
D. Straw man
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Test II. MATCHING TYPE: Match Column A with Column B. Write the letter of your answer on the space provided

Answer A B
1. Your argument is so old school. The millennials will not fall for it. A. Slippery slope

2. (When a politician is asked about the recent scandal against him) B. Non sequitur
oh that? It’s just locker room talk. Have you seen my latest
advertisement on TV?
3. This argument literary means “ it doesn’t follow” and contains a C. Hasty Generalization
weak conclusion from a set of premises
4. The presidential campaign is so much like a sales camping D. Oversimplification
5. Open pit mining is bas because mining is not acceptable E. Begging the question
6. If you don’t sign up now, you could lose your scholarship F. False cause
7. This erroneous arguments happens out of fear that once actions G. Ad hominem
has been taken, a series of actions) often negative) will happened
as a result of the previous cation.
8. The antibiotics didn’t work. It is either expired or fake H. Straw Man
9. This argument uses complement and praise I. Appeal to force
10. Literally means “to the person” this is the equivalent to character J. Red Herring
assassination and attacks a persons character instead of focusing
on his/her performance.
11. K. Bandwagon
12. Majority of the bicolanos have signified support for our candidate, L.
so you must vote for him, too.
13. This fallacy arises when a misleading correlation was drawn M. Appeal to flattery
between two events, ending in a questionable conclusion.
14. Meat contains carcinogens. Meat eaters will ultimately have N. Either /or
cancer
15. This fallacy uses an isolated experience as basis for a general O. False Analogy
statement

Bonne chance !

-ROBERTO VELASCO MABULAC


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