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HFOSS Quiz 2: Rhetological Fallacies

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  1. When was the latest version of the infographic published?
    • April 2012


  1. Who wrote and designed this infographic?
    • David McCandless, Tatjana Dubrovina, Piero Zagami
  2. Who did the research and collected the data?
    • Marley Whiteside, Kathryn Ariel Kay, Peter Ayres
  3. Who did the translation of this graphic?
    • Klaus-Michael Lux, Iv├ín Galarza


  1. Where on the internet can this infographic be found?
  2. What sources did the authors use to create this visualization? List each one in the form of a hyperlink.


  1. According to the graphic, how many major categories of fallacy are there? Please list each one.
    • Appeal to the Mind
    • Appeal to the Emotions
    • Faulty Deduction
    • Manipulating Content
    • Garbled Cause and Effect
    • On the Attack.
  2. How many different languages has this infographic been translated into? Please list each one.
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish.
  3. Under what license was this infographic released?
    • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0- or CC-BY-NC 3.0

Bonus: Why?

  1. Why might understanding these fallacies be useful or important?
    • Understanding how different arguments can or can not be applicable to a debate allows one to populate their arguments with more fact and logical reasoning. This removes a lot of the emotion from the debate and allows for more concrete thoughts to be expressed.
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