Propaganda Quiz – May 2018

The Propaganda sections played in the 2018-2019 tournament year are A, C, D, and E.

Section A
  1. Prejudice
  2. Academic Detachment
  3. Drawing the Line
  4. Not Drawing the Line
  5. Conservatism, Radicalism, Moderatism
  6. Rationalization
  7. Wishful Thinking
  8. Tabloid Thinking
  9. Causal Oversimplification
  10. Inconceivability

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula

Section D
  1. Appeal to Pity
  2. Appeal to Flattery
  3. Appeal to Ridicule
  4. Appeal to Prestige
  5. Appeal to Prejudice
  6. Bargain Appeal
  7. Folksy Appeal
  8. Join the Bandwagon Appeal
  9. Appeal to Practical Consequences
  10. Passing from the Acceptable to the Dubious

Section E – All Divisions
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  5. Faulty Analogy
  6. Composition
  7. Division
  8. Non Sequitur
Newspaper headline: “80% of People Polled Support Jed Bush for President.” Upon reading the article, you discover that the poll was taken at a Republican convention in Florida, Bush’s home state.

Section E – Jr/Sr Divisions
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  5. Faulty Analogy
  6. Composition
  7. Division
  8. Non Sequitur
Joan called her mother: "If Sam Watson is elected governor of Wyoming, I’m moving to another state."
The day after the election, mom calls Joan: "So are you moving to another state?"
Joan: "No."
Mom: "Thank goodness Watson lost."

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