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Troll (Internet): Quiz


Question 1: The goal is to sow ________ within the group.
Fear, uncertainty and doubtIBMSCO v. IBMAppeal to fear

Question 2: In academic ________, the practice was first documented by Judith Donath (1999), who used several anecdotal examples from various Usenet newsgroups in her discussion.

Question 3: Others expanded the term to include the practice of playing a seriously misinformed or deluded user, even in ________ where one was not a regular; these were often attempts at humor rather than provocation.
Usenet newsgroupUsenetInternet forumBlog

Question 4: [5] The word also evokes the trolls portrayed in ________ and children's tales, as they are often creatures bent on mischief and wickedness.
AskafroaMare (folklore)Scandinavian folkloreHuldra

Question 5: Donath provides a concise overview of ________ games which trade on the confusion between physical and epistemic community:
Confidence trickDeceptionPropagandaPsychological manipulation

Question 6: The term is often used as an ________ strategy to discredit an opposing position by attacking its proponent.
PropagandaAd nauseamAd hominemArgumentum ad populum

Question 7: A concern troll is a ________ pseudonym created by a user whose actual point of view is opposed to the one that the user's sockpuppet claims to hold.
Clandestine HUMINT asset recruitingSignals intelligenceFalse flagClandestine HUMINT

Question 8: In a more recent example, The Hill published an op-ed piece by Markos Moulitsas of the liberal blog ________ titled "Dems: Ignore 'Concern Trolls' ".
John KerryBarbara BoxerDaily KosDemocratic Party (United States)

Question 9: That phrase is itself derived from the ________ technique of slowly dragging a lure or baited hook from a moving boat, waiting for fish to strike, a technique known as trolling.
FishingFishing techniquesWild fisheriesFishing industry

Question 10: [7][9] One of the most notorious AFU trollers, ________,[7] went on to create his eponymous urban folklore website.
Fox News ChannelBarack ObamaGeorge W.

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