Simplified Question Stems
movie showing in the US right now is Mission Ridiculous, Part XXIV--it
has been in the #1 position for three weeks.
mammals have hair. Therefore, elephants have hair.
Magic has recently suggested that all people should go to school for at least
14 years. However, this argument is clearly wrong since Lucy Magic only went to
school for four years.
raise your test scores, you should study and practice the test a lot. However,
Mike Magic used this strategy and he did not get the score that he wanted. Therefore,
this strategy is not helpful.
is a commonly known fact that most people do not pay for street parking for all
the time that they are parked--how many times have you walked down the street
and seen cars parked with expired meters? We can therefore conclude that the system
of using parking meters is useless.
water is less dense than liquid water. Therefore, frozen water will float in liquid
Magic has recently suggested adding fluoride to all public water sources. This
is obviously a bad idea since many of the former communist countries also added
fluoride to all their public water sources.
hours ago I had a splitting headache, so I took six Maqikol tablets. I still have
a headache. Therefore, Magikol is a useless medicine.
an attempt to increase sales, Magic Co, Ltd. implemented a new customer service
policy that required all sales representatives to address all prospective clients
by name. Within six months, sales had risen 15%. The new policy was therefore
It is obvious that Einstein could not have formulated
the theory of relativity. It is a common fact that Einstein did not receive a
passing grade in math class as a child.
is the "missing step" or "hidden assumption" in this argument?
How could we weaken this argument?
How could we strengthen this argument?