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Chapter 7 Self-Assessment
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A particular negative statement is designated by the letter
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The pattern of standard form categorical statements is
subject term, copula, predicate term, quantifier.
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subject term, copula, negative term, quantifier.
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quantifier, subject term, copula, predicate term.
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quantifier, subject term, predicate term, copula.
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In an A-statement, the words only and only if precede the __________ term.
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conditional
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quantifier
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predicate
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The singular statement "John Brown is a plumber" is translated into the following A-statement:
All persons like John Brown are plumbers.
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No persons like John Brown are plumbers.
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John Brown is a person identical with a plumber.
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All persons identical with John Brown are plumbers.
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A syllogism is a deductive argument made up of
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two universal statements and one particular statement.
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three statements: two premises and a conclusion.
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a conclusion and two affirmative premises.
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A categorical syllogism has exactly __________ terms, with each one appearing __________ in the argument.
three / three times
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three / twice
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three / once
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two / three times
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The easiest way to check the validity of a categorical syllogism is to
draw a four-circle Venn diagram.
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create a Venn truth table.
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draw a three-circle Venn diagram.
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draw a two-circle Venn diagram.
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An I-statement has the following form:
All S are P.
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Some S are P.
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Some S are not P.
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No S are P.
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An E-statement has the following form:
Some S are P.
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All S are P.
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No S are S.
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No S are P.
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Categorical statements make simple assertions about
other statements.
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complex assertions.
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classes of things.
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classes of assertions.
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In a categorical syllogism, the middle term appears in each premise but not the conclusion.
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FALSE
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In a categorical syllogism, the major term appears as the predicate term in the conclusion but not in one of the premises.
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"No S are P" is an A-statement.
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"All cars are not Fords" is expressed in standard form.
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In an A-statement, the words the only precede the subject term.
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The copula is always either are or are not.
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In categorical statements, some means "at least two."
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When checking the validity of a categorical syllogism, if the Venn diagram reflects the assertion in the conclusion, the argument is valid.
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In a Venn diagram, a shaded area indicates an empty class.
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The first step in diagramming a categorical statement is drawing two overlapping circles.
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The first step in diagramming a categorical statement is drawing two overlapping circles.
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