Propaganda Quiz – February 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
Doctor to patient: "You should take one of these pills each day to help with your allergies."
A week later, the patient is back. "My allergies are no better."
Doctor: "Have you taken the pills daily as I instructed?"
Patient: "No. You said I should take one each day, but I was afraid of the side effects."

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
“I’m sorry, Miss Jones, but I am unable to hire you as a model because you are too short. We need models who are at least 5′ 9" tall for our new line of fall clothing.”

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
Card received in the mail: "Happy Birthday! May the coming year bring you and your loved ones good health, happiness, and success! From the Annual Giving Department of Colorado State University."

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
“I’ve never taken the drug Laetrile since I found out that the physician who discovered it in the 1920s was looking for a substance to improve the flavor of bootleg whiskey.”

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