Propaganda Quiz – May 2013

The Propaganda sections played in the 2013-2014 Tournament Year: A C D F


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
From a 1946 article in an Australian newspaper reporting on an address by Rev. G. M. McAdam: “Darwin’s complicated theory of the course of evolution was commonly reduced to the simple formula, ‘men are descended from monkeys.'” The Propaganda technique this illustrates was the title of Rev. McAdam’s address. What technique is it?

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  1. Repetition
  2. Slogans
  3. Technical Jargon
  4. Sophistical Formula
Our school has to be the best. We raised over $16,000 in donations during the district-wide mission drive.

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 F
  1. Diversion
  2. Disproving a Minor Point
  3. Ad Hominem
  4. Appeal to Ignorance
  5. Leading Question
  1. Complex Question
  2. Inconsequent Argument
  3. Attacking a Straw Man
  4. Victory by Definition
  5. Begging the Question
Ad: “Ladies, don’t you want to loose those extra 10 pounds before the summer starts to look absolutely gorgeous in your two-piece?”

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