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Public Issues: Debate & Decision-Making

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Why is the First Amendment crucial to effective public policy decision-making?

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1. A good argument should be won with _____.

2. Which of the following represents a logical fallacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about public issues and how they're debated. Answer these mobile-friendly questions on main topics like the importance of the First Amendment when it comes to decision-making in public policy and the appropriate way to win a good argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will cover these points:

  • Example of a logical fallacy
  • Characteristics of an inherently weak argument
  • Ways of making your presentation stronger as a debater

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information about why the First Amendment is important in public policy decision-making
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the best way to win a good argument
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about logical fallacies and characteristics of inherently weak arguments

Additional Learning

You can keep learning about public debates in the lesson named Public Issues: Debate & Decision-Making. The lesson will cover these areas of study:

  • Definition of public policy
  • Formats of public debates
  • Questions to consider after a person's debate
  • Factual accuracy
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