Conclusion-finding quiz.

Tests the ability to identify the conclusions of arguments. 11 questions. This site throws up a huge blank space after the first question, so you have to scroll down to get the rest of the questions.

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Pick the conclusion of: "Say what you like about the Vietnam War, it certainly proves that the United States government stands by its commitments. U.S. presidents Kennedy and Johnson promised that the United States would stand by the regime it had installed in Vietnam. And they did so for as long as it was humanly possible."

You can say what you like about the Vietnam War.
The United States government stands by its commitments.
U.S. presidents Kennedy and Johnson promised that the United States would stand by the regime it had installed in Vietnam.
The United States government stood by the regime it had installed in Vietnam for as long as humanly possible.

Pick the conclusion from: "Saddam Hussein is a lot like Stalin. Both are vicious dictators with horrible moustaches and their hands on weapons of mass destruction. Both are self-important megalomaniacs. Both are extremely cruel to anyone who comes in their power. Deterrence kept Stalin bottled up behind the iron curtain until he died. We had absolutely no reason to think that deterrence would not keep Saddam similarly bottled up. Thus we had no reason to go to war with Iraq."

Saddam Hussein is a lot like Stalin.
Both Saddam and Stalin are vicious dictators with horrible moustaches and
their hands on weapons of mass destruction.
Both Saddam and Stalin are self-important megalomaniacs.
Both Saddam and Stalin are extremely cruel to anyone who comes in their
power.
Deterrence kept Stalin bottled up behind the iron curtain until he died.
We had absolutely no reason to think that deterrence would not keep
Saddam similarly bottled up.
We had no reason to go to war with Iraq.

Pick the conclusion from: "We know that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention did not create a constitution that protected the interests of America's ruling class, because we know that none of those delegates personally profited from the new constitution in any significant way."

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention created a constitution that
protected the interests of America's ruling class.
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention did not create a constitution that protected the interests of America's ruling class.
None of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention personally profited from the new constitution in any significant way.
All of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention personally profited from the new constitution in significant ways.

Pick the conclusion of: "In 2002 the Psychic Enemies Network asked every one of their 27 million callers whether they believed in sasquatch. 74% of those 27 million people said they believed in sasquatch."

In 2002 the Psychic Enemies Network asked every one of their 27 million callers whether they believed in sasquatch.
74% of those 27 million people said they believed in sasquatch.
About 74% of Americans believe in sasquatch.

Pick the conclusion of: "Scientists have proved that we only use ten percent of our brains."

Scientists think that we only use ten percent of our brains.
We only use ten percent of our brains.
We only use ten percent of our scientists.
Scientists have proved some science.

Pick the conclusion of: "If we don't slow our satellite “ChuckDown," it will fly over South America too early to broadcast the afternoon Novellas. People will miss their Novellas and become cranky. Cranky people get road rage when they drive. Gunfights on the roads cause accidents. Accidents can block roads for hours. Blocked roads can hold up road transportation of goods. Failure to transport goods in time causes companies to go bankrupt. A big wave of bankruptcies would cause a whole economy to collapse. So if we don't slow down our satellite, all the South American economies will collapse."

“ChuckDown," will fly over South America too early to broadcast the afternoon Novellas.
People will miss their Novellas and become cranky.
Cranky people get road rage when they drive. Gunfights on the roads cause accidents.
Accidents can block roads for hours.
Blocked roads can hold up road transportation of goods.
Failure to transport goods in time causes companies to go bankrupt.
A big wave of bankruptcies would cause a whole economy to collapse.
All the South American economies will collapse.
We should slow our satellite “ChuckDown.”

Pick the conclusion of: "Doctor Rampant Quackery has a Ph.D. in physiology and another doctorate in anatomy. He's been studying chiropractic for decades and he says that his research, and that of other scientists, proves absolutely that, while some chiropractors do use some medically proven techniques, like massage therapy and spinal manipulation, treatment based purely on the chiropractic theory of health, such as chiropractic adjustment, is actually totally useless for 100% of the people who receive it."

Doctor Rampant Quackery has a Ph.D. in physiology and another doctorate
in anatomy.
Doctor Rampant Quackery has been studying chiropractic for decades.
Doctor Rampant Quackery he says that his research, and that of other scientists, proves absolutely that, while some chiropractors do use some
medically proven techniques, like massage therapy and spinal manipulation, treatment based purely on the chiropractic theory of health, such as
chiropractic adjustment, is actually totally useless for 100% of the people who receive it.
Treatment based purely on the chiropractic theory of health, such as chiropractic adjustment, is actually totally useless for 100% of the people who
receive it.

Pick the conclusion from: "Gun ownership is not a definitive sign of a free society, because private gun sales were big business in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq was definitely not a free society!"

Gun ownership is not a definitive sign of a free society
Private gun sales were big business in Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
Saddam Hussein's Iraq was not a free society.
Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a free society.

Pick the conclusion of: "Deterrence worked on Stalin? That's a laugh! Next you'll be telling me that deterrence turned Stalin into a pacifist, or that he spent the rest of his life cowering in a secret bunker! Will deterrence do the dishes? Will deterrence cure cancer? Maybe deterrence caused Stalin to have an involuntary sex change, move to New York and have a career on Broadway under the name Ethel Merman! Would deterrence have made Stalin a pacifist? Would it make him grow his hair, wear tie-dye shirts and Birkenstocks? I don't think we'd have seen "Stalin the hippie," do you?"

Deterrence worked on Stalin.
Deterrence didn't work on Stalin.
Deterrence is a laugh.
Deterrence turned Stalin into a pacifist.
Stalin spent the rest of his life cowering in a secret bunker.
Deterrence will do the dishes.
Deterrence will cure cancer.
Deterrence caused Stalin to have an involuntary sex change, move to New
York and have a career on Broadway under the name
Ethel Merman.
Deterrence would have made Stalin a pacifist.
Deterrence would have made Stalin grow his hair, wear tie-dye shirts and
Birkenstocks.
We would not have seen "Stalin the hippie."

Pick the conclusion from: "My refusal to allow make-up exams is justified by the fact that it is not my policy to allow make-up exams. "

It is not my policy to allow make-up exams.
My refusal to allow make-up exams is justified.
Policies always justify actions.
My policy to not allow make-up exams is justified by the fact that I refuse to
allow make-up exams.

Pick the conclusion from: "Mrs Walnut, it is clear to everyone in this court that you have just proved yourself to be a liar. When you were first questioned by the police, you said that you had never met the defendant. Yet now you admit that you did meet him several times while you were starring in a 1968 Broadway production of "Sataan's Underpants," and he was a junior stagehand."

Mrs Walnut is a liar.
Mrs Walnut's character is clear to everyone in this court.
Mrs Walnut said that she had never met the defendant.
Mrs Walnut met the defendant several times while she were starring in a 1968 Broadway production of "Sataan's Underpants"
The defendant was a junior stagehand for a 1968 Broadway production of "Sataan's Underpants"