Propaganda Quiz – April 2020

The Propaganda sections played in the 2020-2021 tournament year are B, C, D, and E.

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 a patient suffering from allergies: “Did you recently get a cat?”
Patient: “Yes. It was my mother’s. She died.”

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: “The Resort at Pelican Hill on the coast of Newport Beach. Named #1 Resort in United States by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.

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
Navy recruiter to a high school senior: “The Navy needs smart, ambitious, patriotic recruits like you. Please take this brochure.”

Section E
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  5. Faulty Analogy
  6. Composition
  7. Division
  8. Non Sequitur
Computer science teacher: “The principal wants me to update my teaching methods. Why should I? I have one former student who won an Academy Award for animation software used in movie production, and another who founded the #1 software company in the state.”

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