Propaganda Quiz – July 2019

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
Husband greeting visitors on Thanksgiving: “Mom has worked hard preparing a big meal. Everyone’s gonna love it!”

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
Basketball radio broadcaster during the second half of a game: “Smith misses his first free throw of the game.”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
Email ad: “This product is an extreme cognitive focus enhancer and energy booster. View the attached video in which President Trump tells all about the little pill that helped him win the big election!”

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
Teacher: “Joan, you still haven’t turned in the research project that was due Monday.”
Joan: “That’s a nice scarf you’re wearing. Where did you buy it?”
Teacher: “I bought it at Macy’s. Nice try. But I still want to know when you’re going to hand in the research project.”

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