Fallacies Worksheet #1

Name(s): _______________________ _________________________
1. Man is the highest being on the evolutionary ladder, according to biology. That’s
why women are inferior because they are not men.
2. We know that the delicate membranes of the stomach are like the delicate
membranes of the eye, and if you want to see what alcohol does to the stomach,
just pour some gin in your eye.
3. If men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt were
alive today, I know that they would agree entirely with the program I represent.
4. I want to live as long as possible so I’m going to move to Nebraska. Statistics
show that women in New York have an average life span of 67.03 years and in
Nebraska an average of 70.04.
5. After I started talking sweetly and lovingly to my plants, they started growing
beautifully, so there is the solution to getting beautiful plants.
6. Mrs. Kobrains said this was the best class in logic that she has ever taught.
Obviously, I am one of the best students of logic that she has ever had.
7. I hope you’re not still going to Doctor Butcher. The newspaper told all about his
being involved in a nightclub brawl, and I happen to know that he has been
divorced three times and is now dating his receptionist. He can’t be much of a
8. If I hadn’t been so upset by my mom yesterday, I never would have had that car
9. No news is good news. People-getting divorces is no news. Therefore, peoplegetting divorces is good news.
10. Vitamins are essential to good health. Everyone should take vitamins each day.
11. If the Founding Fathers, had wanted women to have the vote, they would have
written it into the Constitution.
12. Do you intend to go to college or dig ditches all your life?
13. It’s not difficult to understand the rising rate in juvenile crime. These kidsspend
hours watching violence on television.
14. Mary sets a beautiful table. She should be a good hostess.
15. I know that it finally stopped snowing. I put my snow tires on the car.
16. Makeup enhances beauty. Every girl should wear it.
17. Sure, it’s ok to see R-rated movies when you are sixteen. My dad said so.
18. If I hadn’t overslept yesterday morning, I would have made an A on that test in
19. A tan makes a person healthy looking. Therefore, everyone should get a tan.
20. Tom never looks at other girls or talks to them. He’ll make a good boyfriend.