Propaganda Quiz – July 2015

The Propaganda sections played in the 2015-2016 Tournament Year: A B C 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
Bill: “Do you mind if I light a cigarette?”
Bob: “Yes, I do. Why did you ever start that habit? The dangers of smoking have been known since before you were born.”
Bill: “What can I say? I’m just an addictive personality.”

Section B
  1. Emotional Terms
  2. Metaphor and Simile
  3. Emphasis
  4. Quotation Out of Context
  1. Abstract Terms
  2. Vagueness
  3. Ambiguity
  4. Shift of Meaning
Ad: “Our new FX360 laptop has a wider screen, excellent memory, built-in camera, numerical keypad, and full Microsoft package already installed. We are currently working with a fellow company on making a package that includes pre-installed virus and firewall protection. We don’t have it quite yet but we will soon.”
Johnny: “Mom I don’t want the new FX360 computer. Their ad said that they don’t have pre-installed virus and firewall protection. And you know how important computer protection is!”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  1. Repetition
  2. Slogans
  3. Technical Jargon
  4. Sophistical Formula

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
If you really love your country and want to see her prosper, you’ll buy saving bonds.

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