Propaganda Quiz – March 2017

The Propaganda sections played in the 2016-2017 tournament year: A B D E

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
Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are white males under the age of 40 without college degrees.

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
Donald Trump at a campaign rally: “I’m really good at war. I’ve had a lot of wars of my own. I love war, in a certain way.” An ad for an opposition candidate a few days later proclaimed, “Donald Trump says, ‘I love war.’ We can’t have such a reckless person in the White House.”

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

Section E
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  1. Faulty Analogy
  2. Composition
  3. Division
  4. Non Sequitur
I had not talked to anyone else so I asked three of my friends, Jimmy Smith, Billy Jones, and Randy Carter, how they were going to vote. They all plan to vote for Trump. The Republican candidate will overwhelmingly win the votes of white males under the age of 40 without college degrees.

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