Intro to Debate

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10 Questions - Developed by: Jordan Bakken - Developed on: - 265 taken

This quiz is designed to give students a direction in formulating their skills towards a specific form of debate that best utilizes their existing perspectives.

  • 1
    How do you prefer to work?
    Don't Know/Don't Care
    With a Partner
  • 2
    If a terrorist planted a bomb in New York City and the only way to find the bomb was to torture the terrorist, how would you proceed?
    Don't torture him; torturing him could result in poor diplomatic relationships with other countries in the UN
    Gather more evidence before making a decision
    Torture him; You have to risk the lives of the few to save the lives of the many
  • 3
    How much time are you willing to invest in speech/debate (weekly on average)?
    0-5 hours
    5-10 hours
    10-15 hours
  • 4
    How often do you like to change topics?
    Don't Know/Don't Care- I just like to argue
    One topic a year- you can focus on one issue and become specialized in the topic
    A new topic every two months- provides more time to understand your topic before changing course
    A new topic each month- each month brings about an exciting new topic that gives you the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics but not become overly specialized in a specific area
  • 5
    The Cuban government is forcing their citizens into slavery to produce tobacco and increase their economic worth. As the President, what course of action do you take?
    Leave it up to the citizens to decide-put it up for an emergency vote
    Encourage Congress to declare war on Cuba for abuses of Human Rights
    Stay out of it-We can't help everyone
  • 6
    What type of argumentative style best fits you?
    Philosophic/ Theoretical
    Political Policies
    Current Events
    Don't Know/Don't Care
  • 7
    If you were forced into one of the following positions, which one would you choose?
    Professor- uses theoretical implications to promote a philosophical concept
    Senator- uses public opinion and politics to influence arguments
    Lawyer- uses precedent and fact based arguments
  • 8
    How quickly can you think on your feet?
    Don't Know
  • 9
    Which category best fits your thinking style?
    Don't Know
  • 10
    What form of debate would you like to participate in?
    Lincoln Douglas
    Don't Know/Don't Care
    Public Forum

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