Highland Mega Novice Ram Jam Slam

2021 — Highland High, UT/US

Extemp Questions

International (Foreign)

1. Does Mexico’s lawsuit against American gun makers have merit?

2. Does Naftali Bennett have the political strength to bring change to Israel?

3. How can international organizations best help Haiti?

4. Is Jair Bolsonaro a threat to democracy in Brazil?

5. Is there an end in sight to Ethiopia’s war in Tigray?

6. To what extent does President Biden deserve blame for the Talban’s takeover of Afghanistan?

7. What does the future hold for the women of Afghanistan under Taliban rule?

8. What have we learned about Myanmar's military government since the coup?

9. What is the significance of Hakainde Hichilema’s presidential election in Zambia?

10. Will Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the tech sector benefit China?

National (Domestic - USA)

1. Did the United States lose its war in Afghanistan?

2. Does the U.S. need new federal legislation on voting rights?

3. How can independent contractors, like Uber and Lyft drivers, be better protected in today’s economy?

4. How should cities address the public sanitation problems caused by homelessness?

5. Should school mask policies be made at the local, state, or federal level?

6. Should the House pass the Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill?

7. Should there be a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public employees?

8. Why has critical race theory become an explosive issue at school board meetings?

9. Will climate change redistribute the population of the United States?

10. Will the crisis in Afghanistan bring change to U.S. refugee policy?