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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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Appendix BANALYTICAL THINKING TESTA Self-Assessment Exercise

Directions: There are two parts to this exercise. In Part One, you’ll be reading five situations, each followed by four conclusions. Some conclusions are true (T), some are false (F), and some are questionable or cannot be made without further information (?). Beside each conclusion, indicate which applies by placing an X over the appropriate answer.

PART ONE

1.   According to the police in the suburban town of Maplewood, the automobile accidents occurring during the workweek (Monday through Friday) are 250% more numerous than those occurring during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday). We can conclude that:

A.

Traffic at commuter hours is probably contributing to the higher workweek ...

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