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Mastering FLICC - A Cranky Uncle themed quiz

Posted on 24 May 2024 by BaerbelW

By now, most of you will have heard about the FLICC taxonomy of science denial techniques and how you can train your skills in detecting them with the Cranky Uncle game. If you like to quickly check how good you are at this already, answer the 12 quiz questions in the form below. The form is not collecting any personal information but it contains a comment field at the end in case you'd like to give some feedback.

If you need a cheat-sheet with all the fallacy definitions you can open or download a PDF here. The quiz is also available for download as a PDF slide-deck. Please let us know via our contact form if you'd like to have it as a PPTX-file to include in your own presentations.

Quiz Time!

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  1. Thanks to all who have played the quiz thus far!

    Some feedback comments mentioned that explanations are missing of why a selected answer is wrong. Unfortunately, that's a limitation of using a Google form as a quiz. It's only possible to provide one explanation for the correct and another one for all the wrong answers.

    However, all the cartoons with the respective fallacy definitions and examples are available in our graphics resource @ So, if you wonder why answers you gave are wrong, you can find out by scrolling down the list and selecting the "problematic" cartoon(s).

    Hope this helps!

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  2. BaerbelW,

    I think that the 'standard' response that is provided to a wrong choice was a good response. A person taking the quiz to learn would be inclined to review the FLICC information and try again.

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  3. Thank you for this.

    The one issue I discovered was, when going through the answers after submitting the quiz the link to the correct cranky uncle cartoon linked to the german version.

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  4. OPOF @2


    felixscout @3

    Thanks for the feedback! The link is actually correct as it's the summary page for all of the cartoons regardless of language. They show up sorted alphabetically in blocks: German (DE), English (EN) and Dutch (NL), so there's unfortunately some scrolling involved.

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