Propaganda Techniques

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Propaganda Techniques

The term “propaganda” refers to any information that is not objective and is primarily used to influence an audience and further an agenda – this typically involves presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular perception. What are the different techniques?


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  • 1. 
    The propaganda technique that uses derogatory language or words to describe an enemy is called:
    • A. 

      Transfer

    • B. 

      Pinpointing the enemy

    • C. 

      Lesser of two evils

    • D. 

      Name Calling

  • 2. 
    Define Card Stacking:
    • A. 

      Enthusiastic statement presented as fact

    • B. 

      Choosing the least offensive option

    • C. 

      Only presenting information that is positive to a proposal and omitting other information

    • D. 

      Linking two items together to try to make viewer think of them in the same way

  • 3. 
    Quotations or endorsements, in or out of context are called
    • A. 

      Testimonials

    • B. 

      Transfer

    • C. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • D. 

      Assertion

  • 4. 
    Using words associated with strong values that mean different things to different people is called
    • A. 

      Transfer

    • B. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • C. 

      Simplification

    • D. 

      Plain Folks

  • 5. 
    Assertion is when
    • A. 

      An enthusiastic statement is presented as fact, although it may not be true

    • B. 

      The views represented are those of the common people and everyone around him

    • C. 

      The individual follows the crowd and becomes part of the winning team

    • D. 

      Important information is removed

  • 6. 
    Targeting a group as the opposition is called
    • A. 

      Lesser of two evils

    • B. 

      Simplification

    • C. 

      Name Calling

    • D. 

      Pinpointing the enemy

  • 7. 
    Plain folks could be described as
    • A. 

      Using quotations in or out of context

    • B. 

      Representing the views of common people and those around him

    • C. 

      Presenting information that is positive and omitting other information

    • D. 

      Pointing to a group as the opposition

  • 8. 
    The common technique that encourages the individual to follow the crowd is called
    • A. 

      Bandwagon

    • B. 

      Testimonials

    • C. 

      Assertion

    • D. 

      Plain Folks

  • 9. 
    The lesser of two evilsĀ 
    • A. 

      Is when only positive information is presented

    • B. 

      Is an enthusiastic statement is presented as fact, although it is not necessarily true

    • C. 

      Is when derogatory language is used to describe an enemy

    • D. 

      Convinces us to choose the least offensive option

  • 10. 
    When two items are linked together to try and make the viewer think of them in the same way, it is called
    • A. 

      Transfer

    • B. 

      Assertion

    • C. 

      Testimonials

    • D. 

      Glittering Generalities

  • 11. 
    Simplification is when
    • A. 

      An enthusiastic statement is presented as fact

    • B. 

      The views of the common people are represented

    • C. 

      Endorsements are made, in or out of context

    • D. 

      Important information is removed to make the decision seem obvious