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Critical Reasoning: Assumption Questions

To which Critical Reasoning question type does the following question stem belong?

"The conclusion above is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?"

Conclusion Strengthening questions ask us to strengthen the argument's conclusion, so they usually include the word strengthen or its synonym - support.

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Conclusion Weakening question stems mention the argument's conclusion and include the word weaken or a synonym of weaken - undermine, cast doubt, or call into question.

Inference questions ask us to draw a conclusion. This means that the conclusion does not appear in the argument but in the answer choices. The above question stem, on the other hand, mentions "the conclusion above", that is, refers to a conclusion that has already appeared in the argument.    

Conclusion Strengthening questions
Conclusion Weakening questions
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Assumption questions