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Ban on sodas: Quiz

Ban on Bans! and Soda's a problem but... (2/15)

Carried out; put into effect Implemented
Purposes for or goals of one's actions Intentions
Orders or commands Mandates
Give orders to control or influence something Dictate
Interfere with; take action to try to stop a dispute or conflict Intervene
Permission not to do something or pay for something that others are required to do or pay Exemption
Roberto's repeated efforts to help shows that he has good __________. Intentions
My school ___________ a new dress code this year that requires all students to wear uniforms. Implemented
Some large companies receive a tax _________ when they move to a rural area in the hope that they will improve the local economy. Exemption
New local ________ require that all dogs be on leashes in public places. Mandates
The doctor felt it was necessary to _________ when he saw a patient being given the wrong treatment. Intervene
The new community council will _______ the terms and conditions of the new development. Dictate
Who is Michael Bloomberg? The mayor of New York who tried to implement the soda ban in 2013.
According to the author of "Ban the Ban!," what is "life all about"? The author believes that life is all about choices and informed decisions.
What does the author of "Soda's a Problem but... think of the argument that "people are helpless in the face of sugar"? She doesn't buy the argument that people are helpless in the face of sugar.
A logical way of presenting a belief, conclusion, or stance. A good one must include at least one claim, and be supported with reasoning and evidence that is relevant, or related, to the subject. Argument
A reasonable conclusion based on evidence. Ones that are strong, specific, and narrow are usually more effective than broad ones because they are easier to support with evidence. Claim
Errors in reasoning that weaken an argument. Logical fallacies
A type of logical fallacy that is a false conclusion that ignores evidence to the contrary, and it overseas the facts. Overgeneralization
A type of logical fallacy that assumes that one event will lead to more events that are inevitable. If you do not want to occur, you must prevent A from occurring too. Slippery slope
What position on the question of the soda ban do both authors express? Both authors are against the soda ban.
Identify one fact about Mayor Bloomberg and the soda ban that both authors cite. Mayor Bloomberg attempted to implement the soda ban.
Note on fact that appears in "Ban the ban!", but not in "Soda's a problem but..." - Mayor Bloomberg implemented a smoking ban - Mayor Bloomberg insisted that calorie counts be posted
Consider this statement from paragraph 3 of "Ban the Ban!": "Remember the days when New York was a really cool and fun place to live? Me too. Now a simple thing like going to the movies has even lost its 'flavor.'" How is this an overgeneralization? Though not have a soda at the movies can be inconvenient, it doesn't ruin the whole experience; you go to the movies to watch a movie, not to drink soda
In the last paragraph of "Ban the Ban," explain how the sentence "What is going to be next?" introduces the logical fallacy of slippery slope. The author claims that the soda ban will lead to a salt ban which will lead to minimal freedoms, which will lead to people living in the land of Big Brother and not in the land of the free.
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