Propaganda Quiz – January 2016

The Propaganda sections played in the 2015-2016 Tournament Year: A B C F

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
I know he’s trailing badly in the polls, but I still believe Jed Bush will rise to the top and win the Republican nomination once more people get to know what a wonderful person he is.

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
Teacher: “Jessica, you didn’t do the Review Sheet I gave you to prepare for the exam. So you failed the test.”
Jessica: “You suggested we do the Review Sheet. You didn’t say we had to.”
Teacher: “What I said was, I strongly suggest, if you know what’s good for you, that you do the Review Sheet to prepare for the exam.”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  1. Repetition
  2. Slogans
  3. Technical Jargon
  4. Sophistical Formula
Yard sign on behalf of firefighters seeking a raise from the city: “Every time. Just in time. It’s time.”

Section F
  1. Diversion
  2. Disproving a Minor Point
  3. Ad Hominem
  4. Appeal to Ignorance
  5. Leading Question
  1. Complex Question
  2. Inconsequent Argument
  3. Attacking a Straw Man
  4. Victory by Definition
  5. Begging the Question
In answer to the accusation that the U.S. Government stirred up a revolution in an African nation, a government spokesman replied, “We have long sent food, machinery, and advisers to that country.”

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