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Module 03 WrittenAssignment – Identifying Fallacious Reasoning in a TextRead the following text and answer the multiple choice questions below it.  The numbersin the margins correspond with the questions.My friend Jacob and I frequently get together for longconversations at a local restaurant. What might start out as a simple dinneramong friends can turn into an evening long debate, the finer points punctuatedby the occasional pint and usually ended with coffee and dessert. Only recentlywe discussed the local school district.1.     “I think our district is broken because thatis what my friend Maxine keeps telling me,” he said. “She’s a teacher; sheought to know.”2.   “Please,” I said, “Maxine and the rest of theteachers’ union are just acting bitter so they can push for a better contractnext year. The union leaders are already complaining about too little pay, butthey don’t say anything about poor student outcomes.”3.   Jacob didn’t respond right away. “That’s because the outcomes are fine,” he said.4.   I could only laugh. “Please. The outcomes are becoming so bad it’s criminal.”5.   “Well, Shady Haven High has never droppedbelow the national average, and they are offering open enrollment to qualifyingstudents.”6.   “Yes, so there is Shady Haven and the rest ofthe district’s schools, and heaven forbid you attend any of the other schoolsbecause the averages are so much worse. Obviously the solution is to ship everystudent to Shady Haven so they have a chance at learning something,” I replied.7.   “The average for the entire district is still above the average,” Jacob shot back “WithoutShady Haven skewing the results?” I asked, but Jacob wouldn’t respond to the question.8.   ”Things aren’t that bad and you know it,” he said, “The school district isn’t doing abad job educating our kids. Now, about dessert…”9.  “It’s not time for dessert yet,” I said, “and you don’t know what you’re talking about”.10.  “Yes, I do” Jacob answered.  “Everyone knows that the district is doing well.”Assignment: Answer the following questions about the text above. Each number corresponds with thenumbered line in the text’s margin.1.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Inconsistencyb.  Begging the Questionc.  Appeal to Authorityd.  Suppressed (overlooked) Evidence2.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Straw Manb.  Either/Or Fallacyc.  Questionable Premised.  Tokenism3.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Tokenismb.  Questionable Premisec.  Suppressed (overlooked) Evidenced.  Either/Or Fallacy4.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Begging the Questionb.  Straw Manc.  Appeal to Authorityd.  Inconsistency5.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Suppressed (overlooked) Evidenceb.  Tokenismc.  Straw Mand.  Either/Or Fallacy6.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Tokenismb.  Questionable Premisec.  Suppressed (overlooked) Evidenced.  Either/Or Fallacy7.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)whya.  Tokenismb.  Questionable Premisec.  Suppressed (overlooked) Evidenced.  Either/Or Fallacy8.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Inconsistencyb.  Beggingthe Questionc.  Appealto Authorityd.  Suppressed(overlooked) Evidence9.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Straw Manb.  Appeal to Authorityc.  Ad Hominem Argumentd.  Begging the Question10.  Identify the type of fallacy being used and provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences)why.a.  Appeal to Ignoranceb.  Suppressed (overlooked) Evidencec.  Questionable Statisticsd.  InconsistencyI have completed this assignment on my own but I am not sure how well I did. I wanted to get help with it just in case.

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