Propaganda Quiz – February 2020

The Propaganda sections played in the 2018-2019 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
Teacher: "Julia, tell us what you have learned about George Washington?"
Julia: "He was the president who never told a lie."

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
Bill: "I’ve liked this winter so far. I haven’t had to wear my heavy coat a single time."
Jim: "What do you mean by a ‘heavy’ coat?"
Bill: "You’re 30 years old and you don’t know what a heavy coat is? Have you been living under a rock?"

Section C
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula

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
Coach of a northern team after losing a football bowl game: "The officials were from the Southeastern Conference, and it’s well known that they don’t like northern teams. Every close call went against us."

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