Propaganda Quiz – January 2013

Section A
  1. Prejudice
  2. Academic Detachment
  3. Drawing the Line
  4. Not Drawing the Line
  5. Conservatism, Radicalism, Moderatism
  1. Rationalization
  2. Wishful Thinking
  3. Tabloid Thinking
  4. Causal Oversimplification
  5. Inconceivability
There’s no way Notre Dame will beat Alabama in the championship game. Alabama is an SEC team, and SEC teams have won the last six championships.

Section B
  1. Emotional Terms
  2. Metaphor and Simile
  3. Emphasis
  4. Quotation Out of Context
  1. Abstract Terms
  2. Vagueness
  3. Ambiguity
  4. Shift of Meaning
Reporter to football coach: “Coach, you told us last week you had no contact with the Chicago Bears. Then the next day, you signed on as their coach. Didn’t you lie to us?”
Coach: “No, what I said was correct. I said I had no contact with the Bears. My agent did.”

Section D
  1. Appeal to Pity
  2. Appeal to Flattery
  3. Appeal to Ridicule
  4. Appeal to Prestige
  5. Appeal to Prejudice
  1. Bargain Appeal
  2. Folksy Appeal
  3. Join the Bandwagon Appeal
  4. Appeal to Practical Consequences
  5. Passing from the Acceptable to the Dubious
Ad for RE/MAX Real Estate: “We know there’s a lot riding on your next home. It’s only natural to want what’s best for your family – beginning with a house you can really call a home. We can help.”

Section E
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  1. Faulty Analogy
  2. Composition
  3. Division
  4. Non Sequitur
Have you noticed that, ever since Julia joined the club, Sammy’s doing a much better job as president? He’s trying to impress her. We’ve got to be sure she stays in the club.


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