Propaganda Quiz – June 2018

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
Alice to her friend Jessica: "Where did you go to dinner last night?"
Jessica: "We went to Susan’s Restaurant."
Alice: "Why did you go there? It hasn’t gotten good reviews."
Jessica: "Susan was a high school classmate of mine."

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
Which of these are "true titles" in the sense of the Degrees & Titles technique, as explained in the Propaganda Guide?

  1. legendary basketball player
  2. Duchess
  3. computer pioneer
  4. star of the movie "Cops II"
  5. Most Valuable Player of the National Football League

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
Alice to her friend Jessica: "Let’s eat at Alice’s Restaurant tonight."
Jessica: "Why? That place hasn’t got good reviews."
Alice: "Alice was a high school classmate of ours. Remember her? She sat right in front of me in World History."

Section E
  1. Concurrency
  2. Post Hoc
  3. Selected Instances
  4. Hasty Generalization
  5. Faulty Analogy
  6. Composition
  7. Division
  8. Non Sequitur
True or False? The Selected Instances technique requires at least two instances to be cited to justify a conclusion.

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