Deception and Disinformation: The Propaganda Quiz
Propaganda guides our views on religion, politics and even one another. Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of the most famous propaganda campaigns in history.
What did the term "propaganda" refer to before the 17th century?
Who first coined the term "propaganda" to refer to spreading a message?
- a president
- a queen
- a pope
Who wants YOU for the U.S. Army?
- Uncle Sam
- President Roosevelt
- Lady Liberty
Who was the symbol for the U.S. before Uncle Sam?
- the Statue of Liberty
- Lady Godiva
Who was Uncle Sam named after?
- a meatpacker
- a politician
- an artist
What year was the iconic Uncle Sam image created?
How many copies of the famous "I Want You" poster were printed?
- 1 million
- 4 million
- 9 million
True or false: The Pentagon has a budget dedicated to propaganda.
What is the secret message hidden in the 2014 Central American pop song "<i>La Bestia</i>"?
- Fight communism.
- Save money.
- Don't immigrate.
What is "<i>La Bestia</i>" mentioned in the song?
What was the message behind the iconic "we can do it!" poster?
- Girls rule.
- Be more productive.
- Beat the Germans.
True or false: The woman in the "we can do it!" poster is Rosie the Riveter.
What company was the "we can do it!" poster designed for?
- Standard Oil
- General Motors
Who created the real image of Rosie the Riveter?
- Thomas Nash
- Norman Rockwell
- Theodore Roosevelt
What's under Rosie the Riveter's feet in the famous image?
- a flag
- a German soldier
- a copy of "<i>Mein Kampf</i>"
True or false: One in four married U.S. women worked outside of the home by 1945.
What group's rise was captured in the 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation"?
- Ku Klux Klan
What year was "Battleship Potemkin" released?
True or false: "Casablanca" was partially funded by the U.S. government.
What country's revolution is often associated with Che Guevara?
What year was the famous portrait of Che taken?
Who led the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda?
- Joseph Goebbels
- Joseph Stalin
- Joseph McCarthy
What is the English translation of Hitler's "<i>Mein Kampf</i>"?
- "My Struggle"
- "My Order"
- "My Decade"
True or false: Russia has an army of paid bloggers to spread pro-Russian sentiment on the web.
What country was the 2016 documentary "Under the Sun" about?
What city did North Korea show being struck by a nuclear bomb in the 2016 video "Last Chance"?
- New York
What was the 1950 Campaign of Truth designed to fight?
What book did the CIA slip into Communist Russia as part of the fight against Communism?
- "<i>Mein Kampf</i>"
- "War and Peace"
- "Doctor Zhivago"
What country enacted a propaganda campaign called the Hundred Flowers Campaign?
What year did China launch its Great Leap Forward?