Propaganda Quiz – October 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
There’s no way Donald Trump can get enough support to become president. He shoots his mouth off too much. Forget it!

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
Speaker: "We lack leadership in this country, starting from the top with the president."
Questioner: "Can you give an example of the president’s lack of leadership?"
Speaker: "Where have you been? Anyone following the news the past year knows what I’m talking about."

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
Eric: "The Big Ten proved its superiority in the bowl games last football season. Rutgers beat North Carolina, Penn State beat Boston College, Nebraska beat USC, Wisconsin beat Auburn, and Michigan State beat Baylor."
Ryan: "That’s baloney. Nebraska didn’t beat USC. The Trojans won."

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