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Study Guide Questions

1.     What is debate?
2.     What is formal debate?
3.     What must a debater be prepared to anticipate?
4.     What must a debater devise?
5.     What can a person develop through participation in debate?
6.     The debate "topic" may also be called the "____________________________" or the "________________________________."
7.     How is the debate topic determined?
8.     What are the three kinds of debate topics?
9.     Which kind of topic states that something is true or false?
10.     Which kind of topic declares that something is good or bad?
11.     Which kind of topic states that a specific action should be taken?
12.     What are the two common debate formats?
13.     How many people are on each side in cross-examination debate?
14.     How many people are on each side in Lincoln-Douglas debate?
15.     In cross-examination debate, a resolution is proposed to change the __________________________ of a policy.
16.     What are the two cross-examination debate teams called?
17.     What are the stock issues that must be addressed by the affirmative team?
18.     What happens if the affirmative team does not successfully address the issues named in #17?
19.     What must the negative team prove?
20.     If the negative team wins, what is maintained?
21.     What should the debater do after collecting pertinent evidence?
22.     In cross-examination debate, each member of both teams will deliver _____________ speech(es).
23.     What happens during constructive speeches?
24.     What happens during rebuttal speeches?
25.     What can questions raised during the cross-examination period accomplish?
26.     During rebuttal speeches, debaters may address only ______________________________________.
27.     What four steps can help a debater to deliver a successful rebuttal speech?
28.     What are "flows"?
29.     Of what is a "flow" usually comprised?
30.     What was the focus of the original Lincoln-Douglas debates?
31.     Lincoln-Douglas debate involves what kind of topic?
32.     Lincoln-Douglas debate relies on ________________________ judgment.
33.     In cross-examination debate, judgment is based on ______________________.
34.     What things are stressed in Lincoln-Douglas debate?
35.     How should someone prepare to engage in a Lincoln-Douglas debate?
36.     What steps should be followed in order to construct a good, affirmative case?
37.     Which side has the "burden of proof" in a debate?
38.     In debate, "evidence" is _______________________________________________________.
39.     What steps should be followed by the negative side?
40.     What is the "affirmative's" obligation?
41.     What is it important that a debater exhibit at the end of any debate?
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