Chapter 13:
PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC -
ARGUMENTS
- Self-Quiz, Part A -


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No. of Questions = 10

This is an exercise in recognizing instances of the inference rules for propositional logic. You will be given an inference, and asked to name the rule using the standard abbreviations.

The following symbols have been used:

A tilde (~) indicates negation.
A lower-case "v" (v) indicates "or."
A greater-than symbol (>)indicates "if-then."
An asterisk (*) indicates "and."
An equals sign (=) indicates "if and only if."

1 (A>B)*(C>D)
AvC
BvD
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
2 M>N
N>P
M>P
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
3 (J>K)*L
J>K
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
4 K>L
L>M
(K>L)*(L>M)
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
5 [J>(R*S)]*(~K>Q)
~(R*S)v~Q
~Jv~~K
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
6 (A>B)>(C*D)
~(C*D)
~(A>B)
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
7 ~(H*I)>[(H*K)v(I*J)]
~(H*I)
(H*K)v(I*J)
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
8 [A*(BvC)]v[A*(DvE)]
~[A*(BvC)]
A*(DvE)
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
9 [G*(LvM)]
[H>(MvL)]v[G*(LvM)]
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD
10 (DvE)*F
G
[(DvE)*F]*G
a. Simplification: SIMP
b. Conjunction: CONJ
c. Addition: ADD
d. Disjunctive syllogism: DS
e. Hypothetical syllogism: HS
f. Modus ponens: MP
g. Modus tollens: MT
h. Constructive dilemma: CD
i. Destructive dilemma: DD


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