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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, Iván 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.