Propaganda

Propaganda

What Do Players Learn? While playing PROPAGANDA, players learn to recognize techniques of persuasion that are often used by advertisers, politicians, editorial writers, and in normal human interaction. Players increase their ability to discern the truth from smokescreens; they learn...
Play Propaganda

Play Propaganda

If you have read the definitions for a section, you are now ready to play PROPAGANDA. The rounds are set up just as they are for real competition, complete with a timer for each question. For these practice rounds the...
Learn Propaganda

Learn Propaganda

Can you tell how you are being fooled or persuaded or sold? PROPAGANDA players can! You can learn and play PROPAGANDA and qualify for the National Tournament! PROPAGANDA is divided into six sections. Please click on the section you would...
Propaganda Definitions

Propaganda Definitions

Propaganda Definitions Section A You Can Fool Yourself. Techniques of Self-Deception Prejudice You prejudge before you really learn about a person or group. You often prejudge based on indoctrination, conditioning or some prior experience which could be pleasant or...
Sample Propaganda Questions Section F

Sample Propaganda Questions Section F

Techniques of This Section 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...
Sample Propaganda Questions Section E

Sample Propaganda Questions Section E

Techniques of This Section 1.Concurrency 2. Post Hoc 3. Selected Instances 4. Hasty Generalization 5. Faulty Analogy 6. Composition 7. Division 8. Non Sequitur I greatly enjoyed Stephen King’s Pet Sematary so you can be sure that his newest effort,...
Sample Propaganda Questions Section C

Sample Propaganda Questions Section C

Techniques of This Section 1. Appearance 2. Manner 3. Degrees and Title 4. Numbers 5. Status 6. Repetition 7. Slogans 8. Technical Jargon 9. Sophistical Formula Attendance at religious services is a must to be successful in this world. All...
Sample Propaganda Questions Section B

Sample Propaganda Questions Section B

Techniques of This Section 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 Acme Paper Products President: “Our long term commitment is to increased...
Sample Propaganda Questions Section A

Sample Propaganda Questions Section A

Techniques of This Section 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 Oversimplication 10. Inconceivability The accident that caused me...