Cross-Examination: Terms

  • The resolution is called the topic or the question.
  • While a role may be played, it isn’t necessarily the government, so all speeches are directed to the Moderator.
  • Debaters are the Affirmative or the Negative, or sometimes Proposition and Opposition .
  • Definitions are not to be squirrelled (changed from the original intention)
  • There aren’t any points of order, personal privilege or POIs. Rule violations, if not pointed out in the rebuttal, may be addressed at the end.
  • Questions may be taken from any speech during the debate.