HUM 111 Week 5 Knowledge Check

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HUM 111 Week 5 Knowledge Check
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Week 5 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.
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Concepts


Mastery


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ANALYZING MESSAGES


100%


· 1
· 2
· 3
· 4
· 5
· 9




CRITICAL THINKING POINT OF VIEW


100%


· 6
· 7
· 8




DETERMINING IMPORTANT INFORMATION


100%


· 10




Concept: ANALYZING MESSAGES




Mastery


100%


Questions


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· 2
· 3
· 4
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· 9




Materials on the concept

  • Appeals to Authority as Evidence

  • Research Studies as Evidence

  • The Need for Evidence

  • Sources of Evidence

  • Locating Factual Claims


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1.
If an argument’s reasons do not support its conclusion:
· A.
The assumptions in the argument must be made explicit.
· B.
The claim in the argument is not credible or valid.
· C.
The arguer must provide another opinion to make his claim credible.
· D.
The argument is valid because the reasons are implied.
2.
Before we believe a descriptive assumption :
· A.
Ask important questions that will enable you to identify what you believe.
· B.
Ask important questions that will enable you to identify the descriptive assumption.
· C.
Ask how well does the evidence support the descriptive assumption.
· D.
Ask if descriptive assumptions are ever supported.
3.
“According to my doctor I should be taking antidepressant drugs to help me cope with my recent episodes of depression and I don’t need to worry about side effects.” This person has defended his claim by:
· A.
Intuition
· B.
Testimonials
· C.
Appeal to authority
· D.
Analogy
4.
Personal observations are untrustworthy evidence due to the following EXCEPT:
· A.
What you see is not always the complete picture.
· B.
What we see and report is filtered through a set of biases, attitudes, and expectations.
· C.
Because the observer may not want to tell the truth.
· D.
Many situations present major impediments to seeing accurately.
5.
One of the strategies used to evaluate reasoning by analogy is to focus on:
· A.
The similarities between the two and how they are formed.
· B.
How they are similar and different and the relevance of the similarities and differences.
· C.
The important features considered and how they are created.
· D.
How alternative analogies are supported and complimented.
9.
When conducted well, _________________is one of the best sources of evidence because_____________________.
· A.
Scientific Research because you do not have to question the evidence and conclusions.
· B.
Personal observation because you are able to count on the observations of individuals who are actual observers.
· C.
Analogies because they provide information that is interesting and easily understood.
· D.
Scientific research because it emphasizes verifiability, control, and precision.
Concept: CRITICAL THINKING POINT OF VIEW




Mastery


100%


Questions


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Materials on the concept

  • The Objectivity of Fairminded, Multidimensional Thinking

  • “Objectivity” in the News Media

  • Fostering Sociocentric Thinking


6.
If objectivity in the construction of news stories is thought of as presenting the facts and only the facts then, according to Critical Thinking,
· A.
Objectivity is an illusion.
· B.
Objectivity is possible.
· C.
Objectivity is partially bias.
· D.
Objectivity is a must.
7.
A News commentator presents positions consistent with a picture of the world shared by most of his readers. His audience views him as objective only to the extent that what he presents reflects mainstream views. This is an example of:
· A.
Objectivity of Fair-minded, Thinking
· B.
Objectivity of Intellectual Humility
· C.
Objectivity of Fair-minded, Multidimensional Thinking
· D.
Sophistic Objectivity
8.
The news media have little choice but to package what they produce within a sociocentric framework because:
· A.
The news deliberately chose propaganda to misinform based on the beliefs of the culture they are representing.
· B.
The relationship between the news media and its host culture is reciprocal, they influence one another.
· C.
The news must report events objectively.
· D.
Much of the thinking within any given culture is sociocentric in nature.
Concept: DETERMINING IMPORTANT INFORMATION




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 10




Materials on the concept

  • The Need for Evidence


10.
Before we judge the persuasiveness of a communication we need to:
· A.
Know the person who is communicating.
· B.
Determine if the information provided is well presented.
· C.
Identify the difference between a factual claims and a dependable claim.
· D.
Know which factual claims are most dependable.
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