Month: August 2008

Extemp Questions for the Week of August 26th-September 1st, 2008

questions1. Was Joe Biden the right vice-presidential pick for Obama?

2. What is the future of traditional news outlets?

3. Is Russia serious in its threats to use military force to deter a U.S. missile defense shield in Europe?

4. Will disaffected Hillary voters give John McCain the 2008 election?

5. Were the Chinese Olympics a success?

6. Why have Cristina Kirchner’s poll ratings nosedived?

7. What can Southeast Asian nations do to deter sex tourism?

8. Should the West fear sovereign wealth funds?

9. Will Russia’s actions in Georgia change the political equation in Ukraine?

10. Will the U.S. leave Iraq during the next presidential administration?

Extemp Questions for the Week of August 19th-25th, 2008

1. Which presidential candidate gained more in their meeting with Rick Warren?

2. With Musharraf out of the picture, is Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal safe?

3. Can McCain afford to pick a pro-choice running mate?

4. Is a military strike the only way to stop Iran’s nuclear program?

5. Has the National League for Democracy lost its influence in Myanmar?

6. Should Kwame Kilpatrick resign?

7. Will Evo Morales’ win of a recall referendum allow him to break the constitutional deadlock in Bolivia?

8. Can a power sharing agreement work in Zimbabwe?

9. Should the U.S. be more aggressive in the war against cancer?

10. Why is the dollar on the rebound?

Extemp Questions for the Week of August 12th-18th, 2008

1. What are Russia’s war aims in Georgia?

2. Are the media biased for Obama?

3. How will Graham Greene govern Paraguay?

4. Has energy become the #1 issue of the 2008 election?

5. Is the ANC on the verge of a split?

6. Was the Filipino Supreme Court order to a halt a government-MILF peace deal unwise?

7. Are the Chinese Olympics reminescent of 1936 or 1988?

8. Is Italy’s use of troops to combat a recent crime wave too extreme?

9. Why is the Iraqi government open to a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal?

10. Is the U.S. prepared for a cyber war attack?

Extemp Questions for the Week of August 5th-11th, 2008

1. Is John McCain’s campaign guilty of using race to its advantage?

2. Will the decline in American gas prices continue?

3. Are border fences an effective immigration policy?

4. Will the recent ruling by Turkey’s constitutional court in regards to the AK Party bring a measure of stability to Turkey’s political system?

5. Should there be a nationwide ban on plastic bags?

6. Will the GOP’s unofficial floor sessions to protest Congress’ recent vacation curry favor with voters?

7. Does U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East need a more realist focus?

8. Will Bolivian voters recall Morales?

9. What will be the biggest problem confronting the next Israeli prime minister?

10. Is Berlusconi going back to his old ways to the detriment of Italy?

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