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Speech Debate Quiz

Formalized public speaking in which participants present speeches on opposite sides of an issue. Debate
A statement that asserts a fact, makes a value judgment, or recommends a policy. Proposition
The obligation to present arguments for changing the status quo. Burden of Proof
The way things currently are. Status Quo
Builds the argument by establishing reasons for the superiority of each side. Constructive
Rebuilds the argument that has been questioned or attacked or attacks an argument raised by the other side. Rebuttal
The points of disagreement in the debate. Key Issues
The reasons and evidence given to support your contentions/reasons. Proof
Your total group of arguments – your basic position on the resolution. Case
The reasons favoring your side of the resolution. Arguments
An indication telling the audience the speaker is moving from section to section of your case. Sign-posting
To make your arguments directly conflict with your opponents by showing how your opponent’s arguments are flawed. Clash
True/False: Debate begins with a controversy expressed in a proposition. True
True/False: A proposition must deal with a controversial question. True
True/False: Lincoln-Douglas debate involves one affirmative and one negative speaker who argue a proposition of policy. False
True/False: The name of the L-D debate originated from a series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. True
True/False: The word should never appears in a proposition of value because the affirmative side is not called upon to prove the need for a policy change. True
True/False: Cross-examination occurs after each speaker’s rebuttal. False
True/False: Stick to questions in the cross-examination and avoid making speeches. True
True/False: You may introduce new arguments in the rebuttals. False
True/False: Sliming is encouraged in L-D debate. False
True/False: A good L-D debater tries not to drop any arguments. True
Affirmative or Negative: Supports the debate proposition. Affirmative
Affirmative or Negative: Opposes the debate proposition. Negative
Affirmative or Negative: Begins and ends the debate. Affirmative
Affirmative or Negative: Proves the status quo is satisfactory. Negative
Affirmative or Negative: Has the burden of proof. Affirmative
Affirmative or Negative: Attacks the status quo. Affirmative
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