Propaganda Quiz – March 2019

The Propaganda sections played in the 2018-2019 tournament year are A, C, D, and E.

Section A
  1. Prejudice
  2. Academic Detachment
  3. Drawing the Line
  4. Not Drawing the Line
  5. Conservatism, Radicalism, Moderatism
  6. Rationalization
  7. Wishful Thinking
  8. Tabloid Thinking
  9. Causal Oversimplification
  10. Inconceivability
Clara: "Who are you voting for in the big election Saturday?"
Laura: "To tell you the truth, I don’t like either candidate. I’ll just ask my husband who he’s voting for and vote the same way."

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
TV ad: "I’m Tommy Acosta. (2nd voice) I’m Barry Brown."
Tommy: "At our law firm, we answer your calls ourselves."
Barry: "Tired of calling insurance companies and getting the answering machine?"
Tommy: "That won’’t happen at Acosta and Brown because we answer your calls and talk directly to our clients."

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
Ad for Time magazine: "When you renew your subscription now, you get an overnight bag."

Section E
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  5. Faulty Analogy
  6. Composition
  7. Division
  8. Non Sequitur
Bill: "We never should have elected a woman as our governor."
Phil: "Why do you say that?"
Bill: "Since she’s been governor, the state’s economy has tanked."

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