A. Open Extemp Speaker Prompts

Finals - 4:30pm

  1. Speaker 1


    Final Round: TEACH US SOMETHING!

    The October Surprise 2021 - Extemp Finals - Speaker 1

    1. What is an international event that deserves more media coverage?

    2. What’s an instagram account we should all follow to learn about a socially significant group/topic?

    3. Do aliens exist?

  2. Speaker 2


    Final Round: TEACH US SOMETHING!

    The October Surprise 2021 - Extemp Finals - Speaker 2

    1. Which branch of government is the most ineffective?

    2. What is a current social movement we should all know about?

    3. Is online dating ruining our society?

  3. Speaker 3


    Final Round: TEACH US SOMETHING!

    The October Surprise 2021 - Extemp Finals - Speaker 3

    1. Which other country’s government should be a model for the United States?

    2. What is a historical event that should be taught in history books?

    3. What’s the most significant true crime case in the last 50 years?

  4. Speaker 4


    Final Round: TEACH US SOMETHING!

    The October Surprise 2021 - Extemp Finals - Speaker 4

    1. Which female politician deserves the most recognition right now?

    2. What’s an organization that deserves our money right now?

    3. Should we be worried about what’s happening at Bohemian Grove?

  5. Speaker 5


    Final Round: TEACH US SOMETHING!

    The October Surprise 2021 - Extemp Finals - Speaker 5

    1. Which marginalized group is going to have more political visibility in the next five years?

    2. Who is one historical figure we should all know about?

    3. What pop culture moment is worth the hype?

Round 1 - 9:00am

  1. Speaker 1


    ROUND ONE (DOMESTIC POLITICAL): Speaker One

    1. Is Marjorie Taylor Greene pushing the Republican Party farther right, or is she irrelevant to party leadership?
    2. What federal policy change should US Department of Education Civil Rights Chief Catherine E. Lhamon prioritize during her first year back in the position?
    3. Will Larry Elder run for governor (again) in 2022?

  2. Speaker 2


    ROUND ONE (DOMESTIC POLITICAL): Speaker Two

    1. Will Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice prosecute Steve Bannon?
    2. How will the Republican Party leverage voter-fraud allegations in the 2022 election cycle?
    3. Would Senate Democrats benefit if Joe Manchin switched parties?

  3. Speaker 3


    ROUND ONE (DOMESTIC POLITICAL): Speaker Three

    1. How can senate proponents more effectively negotiate future budget reconciliation legislation?
    2. Will Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich win the state’s lawsuit against the Biden Administration over business-related vaccine mandates?
    3. If he runs, will a Donald Trump campaign face any meaningful challenges or obstacles in the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary?

  4. Speaker 4


    ROUND ONE (DOMESTIC POLITICAL): Speaker Four

    1. How can US Veterans Affairs better assist veterans filing burn-pit related disability claims?
    2. Will Alabama Republican Party calls for state bans on vaccine mandates alter state vaccination policy?
    3. What steps do Michigan health officials need to take to curtail incoming influxes of Coronavirus cases?

  5. Speaker 5


    ROUND ONE (DOMESTIC POLITICAL): Speaker Five

    1. How will the Republican Party leverage voter-fraud allegations in the 2022 election cycle?
    2. How can local Child Protective Services better respond to future pandemics?
    3. How should the California state government revise post-wildfire rehousing efforts?

Round 2 - 11:30am

  1. Speaker 1


    ROUND TWO (INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL): Speaker One 

    1. Will regional succession efforts in Nigeria gain traction in 2022?
    2. How can the Russian government quell vaccine refusal efforts (without resorting to state violence)?
    3. Will free trade deals with New Zealand pave the way for United Kingdom entrance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

  2. Speaker 2


    ROUND TWO (INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL): Speaker Two

    1. How will recently-elected Prime Minister Fumio Kushida alter the Japanese government’s Coronavirus response?

    2. Can Kenya and Somalia resolve maritime boundary disputes?
    3. Will Jair Bolsonaro’s alteration of constitutional spending caps help or hinder his reelection efforts?

  3. Speaker 3


    ROUND TWO (INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL): Speaker Three

    1. How can India better ensure Covid vaccination for marginalized populations?
    2. How will the United States foreign policy initiatives to withhold military aid to Egypt impact human rights abuses under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi?
    3. Will the Philippines Justice Department probes into drug war abuses hold Rodrigo Duterte accountable?

  4. Speaker 4


    ROUND TWO (INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL): Speaker Four

    1. How should the international community respond to Cuban detention of peaceful protesters?
    2. Are trade difficulties at the Chaman border crossing indicative of future tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan?
    3. In light of accelerating inflation, should South Africa’s central bank raise benchmark interest rates?

  5. Speaker 5


    ROUND TWO (INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL): Speaker Five

    1. Will José Antonio Kast win Chile’s next presidential election?

    2. Amidst Delta variant resurgences, should the United Kingdom resume lockdown procedures?
    3. How should Qatar navigate 2022 World Cup infrastructure creation to better avoid human rights violations?

Round 3 - 2:00pm

  1. Speaker 1


    ROUND THREE (ECON): Speaker One

    1. How will Boris Johnson’s pledge to sanction tech companies contributing to misinformation impact industry growth in the United Kingdom?
    2. How can US regulators better minimize the impact of climate change on agricultural operations?
    3. Will Zimbabwe’s decision to shut down Forex positively or negatively impact currency decline?

  2. Speaker 2


    ROUND THREE (ECON): Speaker Two

    1. Can Tesla maintain record quarterly earnings in spite of global supply chain obstacles?
    2. Will labor shortages meaningfully impact efforts toward Universal Basic Income legislation?
    3. Will India’s coal shortage end before 2022?

  3. Speaker 3


    ROUND THREE (ECON): Speaker Three

    1. How can Amazon labor union efforts undercut corporate obstruction efforts?
    2. What chance does US inflation stand to drop below 4% in 2022?
    3. Should Mexico pivot its primary trade relationship away from the United States and towards China?

  4. Speaker 4


    ROUND THREE (ECON): Speaker Four

    1. Will a PayPal takeover of Pinterest positively impact both companies’ future growth?
    2. How can federal policy better stimulate post-Covid tourism industry growth?
    3. Are forecasts of Egyption economic growth in the next quarter accurate?

  5. Speaker 5


    ROUND THREE (ECON): Speaker Five

     

    1. How will LGBTQIA+ advocacy groups impact future Netflix business decisions?
    2. What steps should the international community take in preparing for potential economic collapse in Afghanistan?

    3. Will Housing market growth peter out before the end of the year?