Propaganda Quiz – November 2019

The Propaganda sections played in the 2019-2020 tournament year are A, B, C, and F.

It’s election time across the nation.

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
Ad for a candidate for state representative: “His decades of community involvement and government experience will make a difference for his neighbors.”

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 for a candidate for state representative: “We need a wise and hard-working public servant who can be effective from day one.”

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
Political ad received in the mail: “Governor Ralph Johnson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was chosen by his classmates as the Vice Chairman of the Honor Committee. Reelect Governor Johnson.”

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
Debate between the two candidates in a runoff for governor:
Candidate 1 to candidate 2: "Why haven’t you supported President Trump’s politices to secure our borders?"
Candidate 2: "Why did you accept money from a manufacturer of assault weapons?"

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