The Tyranny Of Clichés Book! Trivia Quiz

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The Tyranny Of Clichs Book! Trivia Quiz

"The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. " Test your ability to slice through progressive platitudes and find out what liberals really mean. For each question, pick the option that best captures the real but hidden sentiment of the given cliché. Be sure to review your answers at the end of the quiz for insights from the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Diversity makes us stronger."
    • A. 

      Stirring up the mix of contributors improves the final product

    • B. 

      America is a mixing bowl, not a melting pot

    • C. 

      People can be of all stripes, but I will only associate with people who agree with me

  • 2. 
    "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
    • A. 

      True heroes are willing to challenge bad ideas

    • B. 

      If something is wrong with the country, we have a duty to say so

    • C. 

      It's OK to say terrible things about the USA as long as you say you love it

  • 3. 
    "My opponents prefer Social Darwinism over social decency."
    • A. 

      Survival of the fittest isn't just about natural selection

    • B. 

      The strong should help the weak and exercise authority in a way that equalizes outcomes

    • C. 

      Conservatives don't want to help the poor or needy

  • 4. 
    "It's a slippery slope."
    • A. 

      Small demands little by little add up to much bigger intrusions

    • B. 

      Give an inch and people will take a mile

    • C. 

      People can't be trusted to know when to put the brakes on a bad idea

  • 5. 
    "Better to let 10 guilty men go free than punish one innocent."
    • A. 

      Society should err on the side of the accused

    • B. 

      Justice must be evenly applied

    • C. 

      It's easier to blame "the system" when uncomfortable arguing facts

  • 6. 
    "The Constitution is a living and breathing document."
    • A. 

      Artificial checks on power are unnatural

    • B. 

      To faithfully perform public service, one must interpret intent to fit the times

    • C. 

      The Bill of Rights is a dead-letter relic

  • 7. 
    "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
    • A. 

      A little bit of planning can help deter disaster

    • B. 

      Cures are often costlier than the disease

    • C. 

      Public officials are in the best position to tell people how to live

  • 8. 
    "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."
    • A. 

      We need to turn a negative into a positive

    • B. 

      Declaring war will pull us out of decline

    • C. 

      Let’s exploit a national emergency to dramatically expand government

  • 9. 
    "It’s anti-science to dispute the evidence."
    • A. 

      New facts update our understanding of the world

    • B. 

      Time marches forward whether you march or not

    • C. 

      Rather than grappling with alternative arguments, I'm going to say you are stupid

  • 10. 
    "I don’t let my religious views influence my political decisions."
    • A. 

      I can separate my personal views from the work of the people

    • B. 

      There is no place for religion in politics

    • C. 

      I only discuss my religious views when I can use them for political gain

  • 11. 
    "I’m interested in answers, not ideology."
    • A. 

      I want the best idea, regardless of the source

    • B. 

      It’s career-saving for me to run away from labels

    • C. 

      I want to sound open-minded, but I’m really interested only in solutions I already favor

  • 12. 
    "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
    • A. 

      The greatest names in history are responsible for the greatest crimes

    • B. 

      There has to be a system of checks and balances

    • C. 

      Everyone's a hypocrite

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