Public Debating MCQs

Public Debating MCQs

These Public Debating multiple-choice questions and their answers will help you strengthen your grip on the subject of Public Debating. You can prepare for an upcoming exam or job interview with these 28 Public Debating MCQs.
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1: A _____ is not just abuse or contradiction

A.   Arguments

B.   Stock Issues

C.   Exergasia

D.   Argument

2: Show that an opponent's argument actually supports your side of the debate (often accompanied by a flip in values)

A.   Turn

B.   (Special Topoi for) Republicans

C.   Corax

D.   Epanalepsis

3: _______ in ancient Greece spurred the need for the use of rhetoric in everyday life.

A.   Post hoc - ergo propter hoc

B.   Ill

C.   Popular Democracy

D.   Definitional (Stasis)

4: Ideas repeated

A.   Debate Resolutions

B.   Unrepresentative Sample

C.   Non Sequitur

D.   Exergasia

5: What order does conjectural stasis usually fall in when arguing?

A.   Isocrates

B.   Questionable Analogy

C.   First

D.   Term I/Term II

6: Good Moral Character

A.   Appeal to Authority

B.   Burden of proof

C.   Honesty - Dedication - Courage

D.   Cost

7: 'X is an sign of Y' is what arg's warrant?

A.   Sign

B.   Decorum

C.   Conceding Arguments

D.   Questionable Analogy

8: A manufactured controversy that is motivated by profit or extreme ideology to intentionally create confusion in the public about an issue of scientific fact that is not in dispute by the scientific community. Used to stop debate at the conjectural le

A.   Manufactroversy

B.   Good Will (Ethos)

C.   Emotionally Charged (Language)

D.   Direct Refutation

9: Beginning repeated at ending

A.   Tu Quoque

B.   Shifting the Burden of Proof

C.   False Dichotomy

D.   Epanalepsis

10: After this - therefore on account of this

A.   Anadiplosis

B.   Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

C.   Division

D.   Toulmin Model

11: When more than one vehicle is used for the same tenor - and those vehicles appear in close proximity to each other

A.   Mixed Metaphor

B.   Nonassociated (commonplaces)

C.   Unequivocal

D.   Cicero's Four Stasis Points

12: Is a variation of the non sequiter; it is when the irrelevant reason is meant to divert the attention of the audience from the real issue

A.   Antithesis

B.   Decorum

C.   Red Herring

D.   Associated Commonplaces

13: An argument that follows proper logical form

A.   Disassociation of Concepts

B.   Sound

C.   Attitudinal (inherency)

D.   Valid

14: Specific evidence or reason to support the claim (often introduced with the words 'because' or 'since')

A.   Good Will (Ethos)

B.   Disassociation of Concepts

C.   Grounds (or data)

D.   Rhetoric

15: Values what is unique - irreplaceable or original

A.   Appeal to Authority

B.   Locus of Quality

C.   Checking for Testimony argument

D.   Cost

16: Arguments that are flawed (not from formal logic)

A.   Ill

B.   Fallacies

C.   Value Hierarchies

D.   Gorgias

17: Part of the blame stock issue - the acceptance or obedience to the policy or law makes it ineffective

A.   Fallacy Fallacy

B.   Valid

C.   Cicero's Four Stasis Points

D.   Attitudinal (inherency)

18: The proposition or conclusion that the arguer is advancing

A.   Gorgias

B.   Denying the Antecedent (INVALID)

C.   Term I (Disassociation Pair)

D.   Claim

19: Use of a word or phrase that could have several meanings

A.   Ambiguity

B.   (Argument by) Example

C.   Checking for Example argument

D.   Epistrophe

20: Arguing that the conclusion of an argument must be untrue because there is a fallacy in the reasoning. (Just because the premises may not be true - does not mean that the conclusion has to be false)

A.   (Special Topoi for) Democrats

B.   Hyperbole

C.   Fallacy Fallacy

D.   Euphimism

21: Accepting a token gesture for something more substantive

A.   Tokenism

B.   Hyperbole

C.   Attitudinal (inherency)

D.   Informal Debate

22: All A are B - all C are B - therefore all A are C

A.   Questionable Analogy

B.   Anaphora

C.   Invalid (Categorical Syllogism)

D.   Conceding Arguments

23: Asks - 'of what kind is it?' Involves a question of the quality of the act - whether it is good or bad.

A.   Qualitative (Stasis)

B.   Situationally flawed

C.   Agree on Commonality then refute

D.   Quantitative (significance)

24: These seats or commonplaces of argument suggest inferences that arguers might make that are based on the habits of thought and value hierarchies that everyone shares

A.   Tu Quoque

B.   Anadiplosis

C.   Loci of the Preferable

D.   (Argument by) Analogy

25: Who developed the argument from general probability?

A.   Corax

B.   Correctio

C.   Example

D.   Locus of Existence

26: Are the terms of the metaphor coherent - or does it tell a story or paint a picure that fails to make sense internally?

A.   Sophist

B.   Consistency

C.   Red Herring

D.   Shifting the Burden of Proof

27: Personal charm - sex appeal - leadership qualities (Ethos)

A.   Incrementum

B.   Turn

C.   Rhetoric

D.   Charisma

28: Opposite of Anaphora

A.   Non Sequitur

B.   Epistrophe

C.   Post hoc - ergo propter hoc

D.   Blame