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HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of March 27th-April 3rd, 2012

1. How will the expansion of the Panama Canal impact the Panamanian economy?
2. Will the latest allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn destroy his political future?
3. How can Brazilian forces best secure slums?
4. What steps does France need to take to crack down on its illegal gun trade?
5. Are self-immolations an effective way to bring attention to the struggle of the Tibetan people?
6. What role will Iraq play at this week’s Arab League Summit?
7. Can ECOWAS bring down Mali’s junta?
8. Is Russia outmanuevering the United States in Eastern Europe?
9. Can Pope Benedict XVI do for Cuba what Pope John Paul II did for Eastern Europe?
10. Has Assad won?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of March 26th-April 1st, 2012 (Multiple Choice Version)

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

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of March 27th-April 2nd, 2012

1. Will the Supreme Court refuse to render a definitive ruling on the Affordable Care Act?
2. Why is Rick Santorum continuing his presidential campaign?
3. Were President Obama’s comments regarding the Trayvon Martin case irresponsible?
4. Should the U.S. be playing a stronger role in the Egypt’s political reconstruction?
5. Can an emergency manager fix Detroit’s fiscal woes?
6. Are public concerns about pink slime overblown?
7. Can Bernanke afford to send U.S. interest rates to 0%?
8. If the Affordable Care Act is declared unconstitutional, would a single payer system be its replacement?
9. Is Hillary Clinton really done with presidential politics?
10. If Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee, could be carry Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of March 26th-April 1, 2012 (Short Answer Version)

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

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of March 26th-April 1st, 2012 (Multiple Choice Version)

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

Updates Coming The Week of April 1st

The week of April 1st, Extemp Central will be updating the National Points Race and will be updating the Extemp TOC qualification board.  I apologize for not as being as immediate with these updates, but personal work related tasks have gotten in the way of more immediate updates this year.  The TOC board has not been updated as regularly as I would like, but if you have results from TOC qualifiers, please send them to me at [email protected].  The fewer I have to search around for that the better.

Also, if you have a listing of results from your state tournament, please send that to me as well.  I would like to update the state champions and TOC qual board with state finalists.

If you have NFL qualifier results we will take those as well.  Please indicate in the results who the qualifiers are and make sure to tell us who is going to nationals.  We want the qual board for NFL to be as accurate as possible.

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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of March 20th-26th, 2012

1. Is President Obama adopting the right approach toward North Korea?
2. Do law school rankings matter?
3. Is the New York Times digital payment scheme working?
4. Can more junk mail save the U.S. Postal Service?
5. How would a Chinese economic recession impact the U.S. economy?
6. Will the Supreme Court rule that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder?
7. Should NCAA athletes be paid?
8. Will the new Republican budget hinder their candidates in 2012?
9. Do America’s public schools need more resources?
10. Should the U.S. Department of Energy be abolished?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of March 19th-25th, 2012

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

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of March 19th-25th, 2012

1. Is it wise for the Spanish government to ignore the EU’s economic advice?
2. What should the international community do about the food crisis in Chad?
3. Is a new war brewing between Ethiopia and Eritrea?
4. Does the abduction of two Italians indicate that the conflict between India and its Maoists is reaching a dangerous new level?
5. Is Syria becoming the Bosnia of the 21st century?
6. What is the legacy of George Tupou V?
7. Why is India inclined to vote to protect Sri Lanka over war crimes allegations at the United Nations?
8. How long will it take for the Greek economy to start achieving a positive growth rate?
9. Which crimes should take precedence when Abdullah Senussi is put on trial?
10. Will the recent shooting outside of a Jewish school cause France to rethink nationalist politics?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of March 19th-25th, 2012 (Short Answer Version)

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

Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of March 19th-25th, 2012 (Multiple Choice Version)

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

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of March 13th-19th, 2012

1. Why has Mario Monti been able to bring Italy back from the brink of financial disaster?
2. Is it time for the West to leave Afghanistan?
3. Have international mining firms been fair to the African countries they operate in?
4. How can Vladimir Putin regain the trust of the Russian people?
5. Does the Slovakian election debunk the idea that Europe’s right-wing parties have benefitted from the continent’s economic woes?
6. How will the departure of Steve Hilton impact Britain’s governing coalition?
7. Why is Sarkozy gaining momentum in the French presidential election?
8. How can international actors ensure that the latest Israel-Gaza truce lasts?
9. As the first quarter of 2012 is winding down, how stable is the global economy?
10. Will the Kony 2012 campaign succeed in bringing Joseph Kony to justice?

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Extemp Central News Quiz Answers for the Week of March 12th-18th, 2012

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

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of March 13th-19th, 2012

1. Should armed forces radio carry Rush Limbaugh?
2. Is this a bad time for Americans to invest inteh stock market?
3. How much would the Keystone pipeline help American consumers?
4. If Angus King wins the Maine Senate race, does that help Democrats ability to keep control of the Senate?
5. Will Obama be as formidable a fundraiser as he was in 2008?
6. Could the U.S. banking system weather a second housing crisis?
7. Is the Justice Department’s opposition to a voter ID law in Texas justified?
8. Will the recent shooting spree done by a U.S. soldier speed up America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan?
9. Should the NCAA basketball tournament expand?
10. Could Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination if Newt Gingrich were to drop out of the race?

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Extemp Central News Quiz for the Week of March 12th-18th, 2012 (Short Answer Version)

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

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