Ch. 18 Debate Test Review Quiz

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Sample questions to prepare you for the Chapter 18 Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the main types of propositions encountered in debates? Mark all that apply
    • A. 

      Affirmative

    • B. 

      Fact

    • C. 

      Constructive

    • D. 

      Value

    • E. 

      Policy

  • 2. 
    The following is an example of what type of proposition? Gay couples ought to receive the same legal rights as heterosexuals in adopting children.
    • A. 

      Constructive

    • B. 

      Policy

    • C. 

      Affirmative

    • D. 

      Fact

    • E. 

      Value

  • 3. 
    The following is an example of what type of proposition? Medical professionals should include force-feeding as a treatment for anorexics.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Value

    • C. 

      Status quo

    • D. 

      Rebuttal

    • E. 

      Policy

  • 4. 
    What are "values" as referenced in a value proposition?
    • A. 

      Things we hold dear

    • B. 

      Important traits

    • C. 

      Intangible qualities

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The status quo... Mark All That Apply
    • A. 

      Means "the ways things are right now"

    • B. 

      Is defended by the affirmative team in a debate

    • C. 

      Means "the existing conditions"

    • D. 

      Is "innocent until proven guilty" in a court of law

    • E. 

      Is defended by the negative team in a debate

    • F. 

      Is the central proposition that is being debated

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Teens need to be able to set their own curfews.

    • B. 

      Summer weather has been hotter than normal.

    • C. 

      The US government should establish an ocean marine resource protection amendment.

    • D. 

      Dress codes for students should be abolished.

    • E. 

      The development of natural resources is more important than the protection of the environment.

  • 7. 
    During which speech do you attack your opponent’s case?
    • A. 

      The affirmative

    • B. 

      The constructive

    • C. 

      The negative

    • D. 

      The refutation

    • E. 

      The rebuttal

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Would be the defense in a court of law

    • B. 

      Has the burden of rejoinder

    • C. 

      Advocates for change in most debates

    • D. 

      Has the burden of proof

    • E. 

      Disagrees with the status quo

    • F. 

      Agrees with the resolution

    • G. 

      Would be the prosecution in a court of law

    • H. 

      Agrees with the status quo