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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 30th-September 5th, 2011

1.  Is there too much, or too little, regulation of American businesses?
2.  Should the U.S. be taking stronger actions in the Arctic?
3.  Is Texas’s sonogram law unconstitutional?
4.  Will the deficit-slashing supercommittee deadlock?
5.  What is the condition of America’s military?
6.  Has the Fed run out of bullets to help the economy?
7.  Is FEMA doing an effective job handling the aftermath of Hurricane Irene?
8.  Should the ATF be abolished?
9.  How should the U.S. handle Gaddafi’s ouster?
10.  Should Michelle Bachmann drop out of the GOP presidential contest?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of August 29th-September 2nd, 2011

Here are the answers to this week’s news quiz. 

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 30th-September 5th, 2011

1.  How should the international community respond to Russia’s claim to hundreds of thousands of square miles of the Arctic?
2.  What should be the top priority for rebel forces in Libya?
3.  Should African nations provide more food aid to Somalia?
4.  Does the IMF have the right prescription for ending Europe’s debt crisis?
5.  Will Nepal succeed in drafting a new constitution within the next three months?
6.  Is the International Space Station on borrowed time under Russia’s leadership?
7.  Why do the Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state?
8.  What impact would Iranian isolation of Syria have on the Assad regimes?
9.  Can Yoshihiko Noda stay in office for more than a year?
10.  Where did Gaddafi go?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of August 29th-September 2nd, 2011 (Short Answer Version)

Here is this week’s short answer Extemp Central news quiz.  Good luck!

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of August 29th-September 2nd, 2011 (Multiple Choice Version)

Here is this week’s multiple choice Extemp Central news quiz.  Pick well and good luck!

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 23rd-29th, 2011

1.  What will the next Libyan government look like?
2.  Will the UN’s investigation in Syria amount to anything?
3.  How would a complete breakdown in Israeli-Egyptian affairs impact the Middle East?
4.  Can military might help Turkey crush the PKK?
5.  How can Japan stop its rotating door of prime ministers?
6.  Does the EU need more members?
7.  What steps should the Honduran government take to end land violence?
8.  Does China need the U.S. more than the U.S. needs China?
9.  What should be done to make elections smoother in the developing world?
10. Will Sarkozy’s deficit-reduction blueprint cost him the 2012 French presidential election?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of August 22nd-26th, 2011

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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 23rd-29th, 2011

1.  Should Maxine Waters apologize for her comments concerning the Tea Party?
2.  Who is the most vulnerable GOP Senator in 2012?
3.  Will President Obama’s recent actions on immigration policy cost him votes in 2012?
4.  How can cities best combat criminal flash mobs?
5.  Did the FCC make the right decision in dropping the Fairness Doctrine?
6.  How can Orrin Hatch hang on to his Utah Senate seat?
7.  Is Paul Ryan a presidential candidate in waiting?
8.  Should the GOP try to settle for a Perry-Romney ticket?
9.  Can the criminalization of school discipline policies make public schools more effective? 
10.  Will the apparent rebel victory in Libya give President Obama a political boost?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of August 22nd-26th, 2011 (Short Answer Version)

Here is this week’s Extemp Central short answer news quiz.  Good luck!

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of August 22nd-26th, 2011 (Multiple Choice Version)

Here is this week’s Extemp Central multiple choice news quiz.  Pick well and good luck!

Site News: Content Update

R&D’s will not be posted this Thursday & Friday due to other obligations.  R&D’s may be interrupted for most of the season as I settle into a new job.  However, quizzes and questions will reliably be posted each week as well as periodic circuit news when it develops.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

-Logan Scisco

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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 16th-22nd, 2011

1.  Why have President obama’s approval ratings fallen below forty percent?
2.  How should the U.S. respond to claims that Pakistan allowed China to see parts of a covert helicopter used in the Osama bin Laden raid?
3.  Would an extension of unemployment benefits create jobs?
4.  Can the White House do a better job selling tax increases to the American voter?
5.  Is Ron Paul still a long shot candidate?
6.  Did Tim Pawlenty drop out too early?
7.  Is the U.S. government justified in bailing out the chicken farming industry?
8.  Should the U.S. be on guard for “lone wolf” terror attacks?
9.  Did the Republicans win the Wisconsin recall elections?
10.  How will Rick Perry’s entry into the 2012 GOP primary impact Michelle Bachmann’s candidacy?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of August 15th-19th, 2011

Here are the answers to this week’s Extemp Central news quiz.

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 16th-22nd, 2011

1.  Has the world forgotten about Tibet?
2.  What steps does Manmohan Singh need to take to tackle corruption in the Indian government?
3.  Why are Nepalese politics so dysfunctional?
4.  Who is at fault for the Somali famine?
5.  What message is Pakistan sending to the United States by allowing Chinese military engineers to examine the wreckage of a stealth American helicopter?
6.  Should Western government crack down on social media networks in light of the London riots?
7.  Is Syria in a state of civil war?
8.  Will the Libyan rebels defeated Gaddafi by the end of the month?
9.  Does Iraq need American troops to stay in order to fight insurgent groups effectively?
10.  Will Italy’s austerity measures keep it from becoming the next Greece?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of August 15th-19th, 2011 (Short Answer Version)

Here is this week’s short answer Extemp Central news quiz.  Good luck!

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