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Logic Reasoning 11

Assumption Questions

QuestionAnswer
stimulus contains argument
info in stimulus is suspect, reasoning errors present
answer choices are accepted as given, "new" info
correct answer choice is an unstated premise of the argument
correct answer choice is necessary for the argument to be true
correct answer is unstated premise
correct answer is assumption that is necessary for conclusion
assumption synonym presupposition
question stem never uses "if"
supporter link together new elements or fill logical gaps
defender eliminate ideas that undermine the conclusion
negation technique turn assumption question into a weaken question, logically negate answer choices, negated answer choice that attacks argument will be correct answer
correct answers might have "at least one" or "at least some"
correct answers won't claim an ideas was the most important
correct answers usually aren't negatives, don't contain "not"
stem example "Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument above?"
stem example "Which one of the following is an assumption upon which the argument depends?"
stem example "The argument assumes which one of the following?"
stem example "The conclusion cited does not follow unless..."
Created by: mrshelley on 2013-08-26



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