HUM 111 Week 1 Knowledge Check

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HUM 111 Week 1 Knowledge Check
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Week 1 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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CRITICAL THINKING BASICS


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THINKING CRITICALLY


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Concept: CRITICAL THINKING BASICS




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Materials on the concept

  • Become a Fairminded Thinker

  • The Sponge and Panning for Gold: Alternative Thinking Styles

  • Critical Thinking to the Rescue


1.
Critical thinking is:
· A.
Remembering information read in a book.
· B.
Taking in information like a sponge.
· C.
Asking and answering critical questions in an appropriate manner.
· D.
Listening to political speeches.
2.
All of the following are traits of a critical thinker except:
· A.
Synthesizing, analyzing and evaluating information.
· B.
Determining the facts of a new situation or subject without prejudice.
· C.
Forming conclusions based on the reasonableness of what is said.
· D.
Forming beliefs to match an invented view of the world.
3.
Which of the following is NOT a critical thinking trait?
· A.
intellectual autonomy
· B.
intellectual perseverance
· C.
intellectual conformity
· D.
intellectual humility
Concept: THINKING CRITICALLY




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Materials on the concept

  • Stage 3: The Beginning Thinker

  • The Sponge and Panning for Gold: Alternative Thinking Styles

  • The First Four Stages of Development: At What Level of Thinking Would You Place Yourself?

  • Intellectual Autonomy: Value Independence of Thought

  • Weak-Sense and Strong-Sense Critical Thinking


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4.
One advantage that the sponge thinking approach provides is that you will be able to:
· A.
Become actively engaged by reading with a question-asking attitude.
· B.
Absorb knowledge that provides a foundation for more complicated thinking later.
· C.
Decide which information and opinions to believe and which to reject.
· D.
Experience Intellectual autonomy.
5.
One advantage of the Planning-for- Gold Approach to thinking is that it:
· A.
Examines first systematically anything that gets into your head.
· B.
Takes little practice
· C.
Emphasizes knowledge acquisition
· D.
Believes whatever is read last
6.
Weak-sense critical thinking is:
· A.
Applying critical questions to all claims, including your own.
· B.
Using critical thinking to defend your current beliefs.
· C.
Defending, evaluating and revising your current beliefs.
· D.
Thinking when you are not strong.
7.
For purposes of critical thinking, which of the following combinations describes an argument?
· A.
A combination of two people who are angry with each other and a referee.
· B.
A combination of opinions and examples of different opinions.
· C.
A combination of statements and apologies for what was done.
· D.
A combination of reasons and conclusions supporting the reasons.
8.
One trap that derails beginning critical thinkers is:
· A.
Unreflective thinking.
· B.
Intellectual empathy.
· C.
Dogmatic absolutism.
· D.
Intellectual autonomy.
9.
One cannot be fair-minded and lack intellectual autonomy because:
· A.
When we intellectually conform, we are not able to think within “accepted viewpoints.”
· B.
We are too easily swayed by others’ viewpoints.
· C.
Dependent thinking is a prerequisite to thinking within multiple perspectives.
· D.
Independent thinking is a prerequisite to thinking within multiple perspectives .
10.
Improvement in thinking may be compared to improvement in basketball, playing the guitar, or in dance because:
· A.
We always work harder at things we enjoy.
· B.
We are all natural athletes and musicians.
· C.
It is easy to change habits.
· D.
It is unlikely to take place without a conscious commitment.
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