Identify Fallacies in Short Examples

Fallacies prevent the meaningful exchange of ideas by distracting the reader with various appeals instead of by using sound reasoning. There are several more fallacies than the eleven you will work with here; many overlap and have more than one name. What is most important is to gain awareness of how to refute arguments that oppose your position and how to avoid fallacious reasoning in your own arguments.

In the exercises below, match the examples with the correct fallacies. Keep in mind that some of the fallacies are very similar to each other. You can always look back to the definitions and examples to help you decide.