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Chapter 2 Test A
1. Which of the following statements has primarily cognitive meaning?
a. Private insurance companies regularly overbill the Medicare program.
b. From what I saw last night, it's clear that your little brother is a brat.
c. Justin Timberlake's latest CD is positively stunning.
d. Professor Gibson delivered a moronic lecture today on Plato's metaphysics.
e. Everyone with a functioning brain rejects religious fundamentalism.
2. Which of the following statements expresses a value claim?
a. Animal rights groups argue that live animals should not be used as mascots.
b. The recent jobs report raised fears of a recession among Wall Street investors.
c. Piracy continues to be a drag on the motion picture industry.
d. The Los Angeles Times is a better paper than the San Francisco Chronicle.
e. Diabetes poses a serious threat to the health of the elderly.
3. Which of the following statements is vague?
a. Tahiti is located in French Polynesia.
b. American workers are more productive than the workers in any other country.
c. Art work at the Genesis gallery tends to be expensive.
d. Mabel shot her husband while taking a bath.
e. Polar bears are threatened by global warming.
4. Which of the following statements is ambiguous?
a. Anniversaries are usually occasions for celebration.
b. Homes in the new River Front development are reasonably priced.
c. The Thanksgiving holiday always occurs in November.
d. Boalt Hall is part of the University of California.
e. Professor Hays talked about sex in the seminar room.
5. The following dispute:
Professor Barker said he spent the entire day teaching. He must be exhausted.
That's impossible. Professor Barker's students are incapable of learning, and if
there's no learning, then there's no teaching.
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