BUSN 410 BUSN410 MIDTERM EXAM with Answers (American Public University)

BUSN 410 BUSN410 MIDTERM EXAM with Answers (American Public University)


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Question 1 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsCritical thinking skills are important in ________________.

Question 2 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsThe "method of belief" prescribes that one put aside beliefs and begin examining an argument from a position of skepticism.

Question 3 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsIn collaborative learning, one considers the opposition's position and feedback in decision making.

Question 4 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsPoor critical thinking skills contribute to low self-esteem.

Question 5 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points____________ and ____________ are barriers to critical thinking.

Question 6 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsReason is best applied when emotions are completely excluded.

Question 7 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points__________ is the belief that knowledge can come from revelation or reason, and that there are no logical inconsistencies between them.

Question 8 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsEmpathetic people are more open to others' views.

Question 9 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsFor effective communication, it is important to understand the differences between the denotative and connotative meaning of a word or phrase.

Question 10 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points____________ are used to ensure the standardization of data collection and interpretation.

Question 11 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsYou are out for the evening with a group of friends. One member of the group wants to move to a different venue, but does not tell you. Instead, he is sulking, but states that, "The venue is up to the group." This is an example of ___________ communication.

Question 12 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsEmotive language is often used to manipulate.

Question 13 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points____________, like "addictive disease" instead of "drug abuse", serve to sugarcoat the truth.

Question 14 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points_________ occurs when individuals in an organization embrace behaviors or ideas that they would not otherwise espouse.

Question 15 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsFirsthand experience is always a credible source of evidence.

Question 16 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsWhich of the following websites is the most credible source of evidence?

Question 17 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsCognitive and social errors can distort expectations and lead to disadvantageous behavior.

Question 18 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points"This location has lots of foot traffic." In the sentence, the word "lots" is _________.

Question 19 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsEvery terrorist in the 9/11 attacks was a Muslim, so all Muslims should require additional security checks at the airport. This is an example of what argument fallacy?

Question 20 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points"If you don't attend church every Sunday, you'll burn in Hell." This is an example of __________.

Question 21 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points"If we legalize marijuana, people will want to legalize other drugs as well." This is an example of ________.

Question 22 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points___________ is known as the "art of persuasion".

Question 23 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsConsider these two statements:

Question 24 of 254.0/ 4.0 PointsIn analyzing an argument, it is important to identify the premises and the conclusion.

Question 25 of 254.0/ 4.0 Points"Complete" arguments address all relevant premises and conclusions.

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