Understanding Different Debate Formats


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What is the most popular format for high school debaters in the USA?

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1. In a parliamentary debate, which speech slot is given to the 'member of government'?

2. What would be a good use of a point of information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you are looking to quickly assess how much you know about debate forums, check out this quiz and corresponding worksheet. They will help you review various formats and policies of debates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these helpful assessments, you can assess your knowledge of:

  • When interruptions are allowed during a debate
  • How long policy debaters have to prepare their arguments
  • A good use of a point of information
  • Parliamentary debates

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the characteristics of parliamentary debates
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on debate forums
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding interruptions during debates and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Give yourself the chance to go over more details about this topic by checking out the lesson called Understanding Different Debate Forums. Using this engaging lesson, you will be able to:

  • Examine how parliamentary debates are held
  • Review characteristics of policy debates
  • Determine what makes a good policy debater