Political Mudslinging: Definition & Examples


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What is mudslinging?

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1. Even if a candidate does not participate directly in mudslinging, how can mudslinging happen in a campaign?

2. Why has television proved a highly valuable area for mudslinging?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are tools that assist in checking your understanding of political mudslinging. The characteristics of mudslinging and how this behavior has grown today are topics you will see on the multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As you look through these materials, you'll get to test your knowledge of:

  • A danger of mudslinging
  • The meaning of mudslinging
  • How this type of behavior can happen in a campaign
  • The reason television has created a valuable area for this type of political behavior

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why mudslinging can be dangerous
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about how imagery communicates across cultures
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about mudslinging in a different light

Additional Learning

Go further into this topic with the lesson, Political Mudslinging: Definition & Examples. Some additional topics you can look at include:

  • Why mudslinging is used
  • The effects of political mudslinging
  • History of this political behavior