Propaganda Quiz – January 2018

The Propaganda sections played in the 2017-2018 tournament year are B, C, D, and F.

Section B
  1. Emotional Terms
  2. Metaphor and Simile
  3. Emphasis
  4. Quotation Out of Context
  5. Abstract Terms
  6. Vagueness
  7. Ambiguity
  8. Shift of Meaning
Brochure for a political candidate: “Desiree Jones has prepared herself to be our next Mayor. She’s one of our best and brightest. Desiree has earned the reputation as an innovator, a bridge builder, and someone who is not afraid to take on the tough fight.”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
Football coach to his team at halftime: “We’re losing by seven points. But I have confidence that we’ll come back and win. As we all know, where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

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
Automobile ad: “Your family’s safety is your most important concern, which is why it’s so important to us. You want your children to be safe in their seats. You want air bags in case you have an accident. Wherever you are, OnStar is there. It’s the peace of mind GM offers all its drivers.”

Section F
  1. Diversion
  2. Disproving a Minor Point
  3. Ad Hominem
  4. Appeal to Ignorance
  5. Leading Question
  6. Complex Question
  7. Inconsequent Argument
  8. Attacking a Straw Man
  9. Victory by Definition
  10. Begging the Question
White House reporter to president’s Press Secretary: “Didn’t the president lie to the American people when he said he didn’t have any contact with Russia before the election? Didn’t he lie again when he said he would provide a tax cut for the middle class? Didn’t he lie when he said he would release his tax returns? The entire nation is waiting for your answer!”

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