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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of January 31st-February 6th, 2012

1.  Will Ron Paul be the kingmaker of this year’s Republican convention?
2.  Which GOP presidential candidate would appeal most to Latino voters?
3.  Were the auto bailouts successful? 
4.  Should there be a nationwide ban on student use of cell phones in school?
5.  Does the executive pardon process at the federal and state level need to be reformed? 
6.  If the Occupy protests get violent, will that destroy the credibility of the movement?
7.  Is the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that religious-affiliated employers pay for contraception unconstitutional?
8.  How much is Facebook worth?
9.  What steps does Newt Gingrich need to take to win over female voters?
10.  How much of a say should parents have in school curriculum?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of January 30th-February 5th, 2012 (Short Answer Version)

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

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of January 30th-February 5th, 2012 (Multiple Choice Version)

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

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of January 23rd-29th, 2012

1.  What impact will Mitt Romney’s tax return have on his campaign?
2.  Is U.S. v. Jones a major victory for privacy rights?
3.  Has President Obama been flatfooted on the housing crisis?
4.  Should presidential debate audiences be silenced?
5.  How can Illinois fix its budget problems?
6.  Should Rick Santorum drop out?
7.  Will events in Europe decide the 2012 presidential election?
8.  If New Jersey has a referendum on gay marriage, will it pass?
9.  Is political rhetoric concerning the disappearance of the middle class exaggerated?
10.  Will the GOP presidential primary go to the convention this summer?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of January 23rd-29th, 2012

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

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of January 24th-30th, 2012

1.  Is Assad’s fate in Russia’s hands?
2.  What steps does the South African government need to take to improve the quality of education for black schoolchidren?
3.  Will Venezuela eventually regret pulling Venezuela out of the ICSID?
4.  Is Greece already in default?
5.  How can India solve its power deficit?
6.  Is joining the EU in the best long-term interests of Croatia?
7.  What lessons can the Arab spring governments learn from the collapse of the Soviet Union?
8.  Will France’s Armenian genocide bill lead to Turkey abandoning its efforts to join the EU?
9.  How should Goodluck Jonathan respond to the surge of attacks by Boko Haram?
10.  Will the EU’s new oil embargo cause Iran to reconsider its nuclear program?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of January 23rd-29th, 2012 (Short Answer Version)

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

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of January 23rd-29th, 2012 (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 January 17th-23rd, 2012

1.  Will Greece default in March?
2.  Did Nigeria’s government err in reimposing fuel subsidies?
3.  Will France’s recent credit downgrade sink Sarkozy in 2012?
4.  How will Ma Ying-jeou’s re-election impact China’s relations with Taiwan?
5.  Is Ethiopia’s Gambella resettlement program violating human rights?
6.  If Hosni Mubarak is found guilty, will he be sentenced to death?
7.  Will a new row with the Supreme Court lead to the fall of Pakistan’s government?
8.  What grade does Italy deserve for its response to the Costa Concordia disaster?
9.  Who is behind the murder of Iran’s nuclear scientists?
10.  How would leaving the EU impact Hungary’s economy?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of January 16th-22nd, 2012

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

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of January 17th-23rd, 2012

1.  What is the State of Union in 2012?
2.  What would Martin Luther King, Jr. think about America’s current economic situation?
3.  How should the military handle the desecration of Taliban corpses by Marines?
4.  Has President Obama’s policy of engaging America’s adversaries paid off?
5.  Will the unemployment rate go below 8% by election day?
6.  What steps do online retailers need to take to improve their cyber security?
7.  Has the Obama given up on peaceful diplomacy with Iran too quickly?
8.  Will Jon Huntsman be back in 2016?
9.  Who should challenge Scott Walker if Wisconsin has a recall election?
10.  Has Mitt Romney wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination?

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2012 Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin Richard Holland Memorial Exhibition Round Posted By NFL TV

The National Forensic League was kind enough to tape this year’s Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin Richard Holland Memorial Exhibition Round. To view the round, simply follow this link.

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of January 16th-22nd, 2012 (Short Answer Version)

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

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of January 16th-22nd, 2012 (Multiple Choice Version)

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

2011-2012 Extemp Central National Points Race: Standings After Updated to Reflect the MBA Extemp Round Robin

The new 2011-2012 Extemp Central National Points Race standings have been released. These standings reflect the results of the Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin. Did Lily Nellans take the lead after her victory at MBA or did Nathan Leys hold onto the top spot?  Find out who went up, who went down, and who stayed put by clicking on the National Points Race tab above or by clicking here.

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