Deception and Disinformation: The Propaganda Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • war
  • reproduction
  • religion

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
  • Columbia

Who was Uncle Sam named after?

  • a meatpacker
  • a politician
  • an artist

What year was the iconic Uncle Sam image created?

  • 1891
  • 1901
  • 1916

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.

  • true
  • false

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?

  • a train
  • the police
  • death

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.

  • true
  • false

What company was the "we can do it!" poster designed for?

  • Standard Oil
  • General Motors
  • Westinghouse

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 &quot;<i>Mein Kampf</i>&quot;

True or false: One in four married U.S. women worked outside of the home by 1945.

  • true
  • false

What group's rise was captured in the 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation"?

  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Nazis
  • Communists

What year was "Battleship Potemkin" released?

  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925

True or false: "Casablanca" was partially funded by the U.S. government.

  • true
  • false

What country's revolution is often associated with Che Guevara?

  • Russia
  • Cuba
  • France

What year was the famous portrait of Che taken?

  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1960

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>"?

  • &quot;My Struggle&quot;
  • &quot;My Order&quot;
  • &quot;My Decade&quot;

True or false: Russia has an army of paid bloggers to spread pro-Russian sentiment on the web.

  • true
  • false

What country was the 2016 documentary "Under the Sun" about?

  • North Korea
  • Cuba
  • Russia

What city did North Korea show being struck by a nuclear bomb in the 2016 video "Last Chance"?

  • London
  • Washington
  • New York

What was the 1950 Campaign of Truth designed to fight?

  • racism
  • Communism
  • violence

What book did the CIA slip into Communist Russia as part of the fight against Communism?

  • &quot;<i>Mein Kampf</i>&quot;
  • &quot;War and Peace&quot;
  • &quot;Doctor Zhivago&quot;

What country enacted a propaganda campaign called the Hundred Flowers Campaign?

  • Japan
  • China
  • Korea

What year did China launch its Great Leap Forward?

  • 1956
  • 1966
  • 1976