Propaganda Quiz – September 2019

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
Telephone answering machine message: “Welcome to Walgreen’s. Trusted since 1901.”

Section B (Jr/Sr Only)
  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
Radio ad: “All across this great land, people suffer from allergies. Allerest can solve that problem from sneeze to shining sneeze.”

Section C (Jr/Sr Only)
  1. Appearance
  2. Manner
  3. Degrees and Titles
  4. Numbers
  5. Status
  6. Repetition
  7. Slogans
  8. Technical Jargon
  9. Sophistical Formula
An Emergency Medical Technician at the scene of an accident talking to the central dispatch operator: “We have multiple injured parties. We did a triage and decided to declare a Code 99 for one patient. We’re providing A.L.S. for another.”

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
Principal: “We’re adding a course on Sign Language for the coming school year.”
Assistant Principal: “How does that fit into our mission as a college preparatory school? What’s next? A course on basket weaving? Ceramics?

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