Propaganda Quiz – September 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
In a college class, the Political Science Professor explains the differences between the candidates for president – what each stands for, what each opposes. Finally, when a student asks, “Who are you voting for, professor?” he replies, “I wouldn’t lower myself to vote for any of them.”

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
The mayor holds a news conference at which he announces the firing of his chief assistant for taking a bribe.
A reporter asks: “How long ago did you find out about the bribe?”
Mayor: “Recently.”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  1. Repetition
  2. Slogans
  3. Technical Jargon
  4. Sophistical Formula
He was so sincere and humble! He spoke from the depths of his heart. So I gave him $100 to help his church feed the poor in the neighborhood.

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
I can’t believe you want Donald Trump to become president! You must want a clown for president.

See this and all of the other AGLOA Propaganda Quizzes here.

Comments are closed.