Critical Thinking Definition and Analysis Quiz

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What does a 'well-cultivated critical thinker' do?

Raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely.

How does one effectively work with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems?


Which of the following are components of critical thinking?

Analytic, evaluative, and creative.

Critical thinking adds what level of thinking to ordinary thinking?

Third level.

What is second-order thinking?

Second-order thinking.

Which of the following is not a definition of critical thinking?

Finding faults and weaknesses in other people's arguments

To analyze thinking, one should identify its purpose, question, information, conclusion(s), assumptions, and...

Relevance, depth and breadth

To assess thinking, one should check it for clarity, accuracy, relevance, depth, breadth, and...

Logic and fairness

Why is critical thinking so important?

To free the human mind from false beliefs and deceptions self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.

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Critical Thinking Characteristics

  • A well-cultivated critical thinker figures out solutions to complex problems by effectively working with others.

Components of Critical Thinking

  • Purpose
  • Question
  • Information
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Assumptions
  • Point of view

Thinking Levels

  • Critical thinking adds a higher level of thinking to ordinary thinking.

Second-Order Thinking

  • Second-order thinking involves thinking about thinking.

Assessing Thinking

  • To assess thinking, check it for:
    • Clarity
    • Accuracy
    • Relevance
    • Depth
    • Breadth

Importance of Critical Thinking

  • Critical thinking is important because it is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.

Definition of Critical Thinking

  • Critical thinking is not defined as simply "thinking a lot" or "thinking quickly".

Test your knowledge of critical thinking definitions and analytical thinking processes with this quiz. Identify the correct definitions and components of critical thinking.

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