Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Critical Thinking Quiz

About a month ago I shared a list of resources for helping students learn to recognize logical fallacies and cognitive biases. One of the resources in that list is Your Logical Fallacy Is. The people who produce that website, School of Thought, recently launched a short, interactive quiz for testing your ability to recognize logical fallacies in arguments. 

The Critical Thinking Quiz is a quiz that presents a series of five scenarios in which a logical fallacy is used in an argument. The quiz gives you two answer choices. Feedback is immediately provided when an answer choice is selected. 


Applications for Education

The Critical Thinking Quiz is essentially a promotion for School of Thought's Your Logical Fallacy Is resources. That said it is still a good little practice activity that I would use in my classroom by projecting it on the whiteboard or sharing in Zoom and having students discuss the answer choices before revealing the correct one.