Propaganda Quiz – March 2020

The Propaganda sections played in the 2019-2020 tournament year are A, B, C, and F.

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
Magazine ad for a consulting services company: “Today, every company is a technology company and every employee is a technologist. There could not be a more opportune time to leave your mark on the world of possibility that awaits beyond the digital frontier.”

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
Magazine ad: “Here’s to a world without bitterness. Today’s Maxwell House gives you a full flavor without the bitterness. Which means you get our best cup of coffee ever. Now that’s something you can smile about.”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
Magazine ad for Andrews Sports Medicine: “You go 24/7. Now, so do we. Introducing 24/7 scheduling. For those who go round the clock, we now offer anytime scheduling for most appointments. Call us 24/7 at 205-939-3699 to schedule and appointment.”

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
Ad for ZipRecruiter: “Does hiring feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack? With ZipRecruiter, look no further. We find the best matches for your job and invite them to apply.”

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