Quiz – Premise & Conclusion Identification 2 w/ Answers
Quiz Instructions: Identify and bracket premises and conclusions for the following arguments.
When you reveal the answers, conclusions are in this color, premises are in this color.
The teeth of some mammals show "growth rings" that result from the constant depositing of layers of cementum as opaque bands in summer and translucent bands in winter. Cross sections of pigs' teeth found in an excavated Stone Age trash pit revealed bands of remarkably constant width except that the band deposited last, which was invariably translucent, was only about half the normal width. [No conclusion]
The true annual rate of earnings on an interest bearing account is the annual rate of interest less the annual rate of inflation. Consequently, if the rate of inflation drops, the rate of interest can be reduced by an equal amount without there being a change in the true rate of earnings.
Not all operational tracking studies are conducted to illustrate exact corporate returns on investment. Hence, some of these studies are not reliable.
Before the banks raised their interest rates, people on average incomes could almost afford a mortgage for an amount twice their salary, hence the rate increase has now put mortgages beyond their reach.
No fizzing occurred when some of the liquid in this bottle labeled "vinegar" was added to powder from this box labeled "baking soda." When an acidic liquid such as vinegar is added to baking soda the resulting mixture fizzes, so this bottle clearly has been mislabeled.
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