Debate FAQs:


Q: Is debate contention in argument?

A: Yes, strife, dissension, quarrelling, controversy; especially a formal discussion of subjects before a public assembly or legislature, in Parliament or in any deliberative assembly.

Q: Is debate judged on the quality of the arguments?

A: Yes, and the strength of the rhetoric, the charisma of the speaker, the quality of the humor, the ability to think on one's feet, and teamwork.

Q: Is debate what most countries know as "debating"?

A: Yes, and is the primary style practiced in the United Kingdom, India, Greece and most other nations.

Q: Is debate particularly popular in Ireland at secondary school level?

A: Yes.

Q: Is debate given to the participants between fifteen and twenty minutes before the debate starts?

A: Yes.

Q: Is debate used varies?

A: Yes, but in Australia and New Zealand is mostly used at the Primary and Secondary school level, ranging from small informal one-off intra-school debates to larger more formal inter-school competitions with several rounds and a finals series which occur over a year.

Q: Is debate finished with a closing argument by each of the first speakers from each team and new evidence may not be introduced?

A: Yes.

Q: Is debate usually held before the end of the next sitting day?

A: Yes.

Q: Are debates largely an adaptation of the Australasian format?

A: Yes.

Q: Is debate relatively common, shown by TV shows such as the Australian talk show, Q&A?

A: Yes, The outcome of a contest may be decided by audience vote, by judges, or by some combination of the two.

Q: Is debate to appeal for anyone who is eligible to become a jury member unlike policy debate or Lincoln-Douglas debate which requires more experience in debate to judge?

A: Yes.

Q: Was debate introduced by a president or moderator who proceeded to regulate the discussion?

A: Yes.

Q: Were debates created before the creation of "Parli Brazil" and not all modified their rules?

A: Yes.

Q: Were debates initially moderated in 1976?

A: Yes, and 1980, 1984 by the League of Women Voters, but the Commission on Presidential Debates was established in 1987 by the Republican and Democratic parties.

Q: Is debate NCFCA?

A: Yes.

Q: Is debate called "First Member of Proposition"?

A: Yes, and "First Member of Opposition", "Second Member of Proposition", and so on.

Q: Are debates usually conducted by proposing a law?

A: Yes, or changes to a law known as Amendments.

Q: Is debate a form of speech competition in which teams of two advocate for and against a resolution that typically calls for policy change by the United States federal government?

A: Yes.

Q: Is debate structured with each party speaking in a particular order and for a define length of time?

A: Yes.