Propaganda Quiz – August 2017

The Propaganda sections played in the 2017-2018 tournament year are B, C, D, and F.

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
Ad in a football game program: "Chevy’s starting lineup for 2018. There’s a wide choice ranging from our newest, smallest, most economical Chevrolet to our biggest and most luxurious. See the whole ’18 lineup at your Chevrolet dealer’s soon."

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
Ad: "This is Cordoba. The small Chrysler. An automobile in which you will enjoy not only great comfort—but great confidence. It is confidence you can see, the confidence of knowing your automobile possesses a look of great dignity. It is confidence you can feel."

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

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
Ad: "All trucks are not created equal. Ford F-150 is built with an integrated front support structure that contributes to overall structural stiffness. Now look at Chevy Silverado. Once the fenders are removed, no integrated front structure at all. What kind of support do you want from your truck? See the difference. Decide for yourself."

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