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Debate test for PON

Quiz by Maria Rosaria Buono

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  • Q1

    What is a debate?

    A structured argument with rules and time limits.

    A free-for-all argument with no rules or limits.

    An exchange of insults and personal attacks.

    A free-for-all argument with no rules or limits.

  • Q2

    What is the goal of a debate?

    To belittle and discredit your opponent.

    To avoid any confrontation or disagreement.

    To persuade the audience and/or opponent of your point of view.

    To prove that you are right and they are wrong.

  • Q3

    What are some common debate formats?

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

    NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.

    Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.

    Lincoln-Douglas, Oxford, Parliamentary, World School Debate ,etc.

  • Q4

    What is the difference between a debate and an argument?

    A debate is always calm and polite, while an argument is heated and aggressive.

    A debate is about finding the truth, while an argument is about winning at all costs.

    A debate is a formal discussion with rules and structure, while an argument is often emotional and unstructured.

    .A debate is only for experts and scholars, while an argument can be between anyone.

  • Q5

    What is the burden of proof in a debate?

    The obligation to stay calm and polite, no matter what.

    The responsibility to provide evidence and arguments to support your position.

    The privilege of being able to interrupt and talk over your opponent.

    The right to avoid answering any difficult questions or objections.

  • Q6

    What is the role of evidence in a debate?

    To support and strengthen your argument, and to refute your opponent's claims.

    To distract and intimidate your opponent, by overwhelming them with data and statistics.

    To prove that you are smarter and more knowledgeable than your opponent.

    To confuse and mislead the audience, with irrelevant or misleading information.

  • Q7

    What is a rebuttal?

    A restatement of your own position, without addressing your opponent's objections or concerns.

    A response to your opponent's argument, which shows why it is wrong or incomplete.

    An agreement or concession to your opponent's position, to build goodwill.

    An attack on your opponent's character or personal traits, to discredit their argument.

  • Q8

    What is the role of the moderator in a debate?

    To enforce the rules, keep time, and ensure a fair and respectful exchange.

    To take sides and support one of the debaters.

    To ask leading questions that support your own agenda.

    To distract and confuse the debaters with irrelevant topics.

  • Q9

    How many sides are there to a debate case?





  • Q10

    The purpose of constructive speeches is:

    attack solvencies

    attack the harms

    set up the debate

    to rebutt what has been said

  • Q11

    What may NOT be brought up in rebuttals?

    evidence older than one year

    new arguments

    new evidence

  • Q12

    Which team speaks 1st and last in a debate?

    any team 



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  • Q13

    In debate we attack:ideas arguments opinions people





  • Q14

    Which content type is most effective in persuading your opponent?

    Making personal attacks

    Introducing new information not related to the debate

    Addressing their beliefs and values

    Avoiding their argument and making a separate point

  • Q15

    What is the goal of a good opening statement in a debate?

    To immediately attack your opponent's argument

    To state your entire case upfront

    To use humor to disarm your opponent

    To capture the attention of the audience and establish credibility


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