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Propaganda and Persuasive Techniques (Grade 6)

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Propaganda and Persuasive Techniques

1. 
A famous person, or someone you respect or like, claims that something is good or advertises or promotes a product or idea, even though they are not experts. This describes which persuasive technique?
  1. Bandwagon
  2. Testimonial
  3. Exaggeration
  4. Scare Tactics
2. 
Rachel's Gift Shop

The motto of Rachel's gift shop is, "Real Friends Give Real Gifts!" Rachel's gift shop sells a variety of gifts--coffee mugs, pens, even men's dress shoes.

Selma Turner, mayor of Addisonville, says, "I've shopped at Rachel's for ten years, and I have never been disappointed."

What persuasive device is used in the tag line "Real Friends Give Real Gifts"?
  1. testimonial
  2. bandwagon
  3. emotional appeal
  4. expert opinion
3. 
Sometimes advertisers use body image(s) to attract perspective buyers and promote their products. What is this propaganda technique called?
  1. Omission of Facts
  2. Loaded Words
  3. Red-Herring
  4. Sex Appeal
4. 
Buy one, get one free is a propaganda technique called:
  1. Red-Herring
  2. Sex Appeal
  3. Name-Calling
  4. Loaded Words
5. 
Name the following propaganda technique:

The strategy of showing the product's best features, telling half-truths, and omitting or lying about its potential problems.
  1. Card stacking
  2. Fear appeal
  3. Glittering Generalities
  4. Testimonial
6. 
WHO EVER SAID THAT FREEDOM IS FREE?

You know that everything in life has a cost. You also know that you are willing to pay the price to protect your family. The love you and your family hold dear is worth almost any price. Doesn't it make sense that you would donate to the cause of a freedom-loving assembly person?

Count out a few pennies, and bring in a wealth of benefits.

Which type of propaganda is being used in this passage?
  1. bandwagon
  2. emotional appeal
  3. testimonials
  4. expert opinion
7. 
When an advertisement appeals to your feelings, and not to your logic, which persuasive strategy is it using?
  1. Ethos
  2. Pathos
  3. Logos
8. 
Which is an example of ethos?
  1. We've been doing business for 200 years.
  2. Send us money or you're killing children in Africa!
  3. Our planes are designed with speed in mind; they can travel the SPEED OF LIGHT!!!
9. 
This technique tries to persuade you by getting you to associate positive feelings with something that is familiar to you with an unfamiliar product or idea by linking them together creatively.
  1. Appeal to Logic
  2. Repetition
  3. Transfer
  4. Testimonial
10. 
This technique tries to persuade you by repeating certain words or ideas so that they get stuck in your head and you think of them often.
  1. repetition
  2. loaded words
  3. transfer
  4. testimonial

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