Previous Verbal Challenges

Who lives here, and why?
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2021, a Dog Odyssey
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You will have 1 minute to think and discuss the challenge and 5 minutes to respond.

Your challenge is to tell a story about the character in the picture.

 

One team member will start the story off by saying something, then a different team member will add on to the story with another response.

The story ends after each team member has given 5 responses as part of the whole story

You will receive 1, 3, or 5 points for each response.

Responses will be judged on creativity and how well they add to the story.

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No Phone, Oh No!

Imagine that you have moved somewhere where phones are not allowed.

Say how life would be different without your phone.

Each team member has 5 cards marked with different scoring values.

5 or 10, 4 or 8, 3 or 6, 2 or 4, 1 or 2. The lower value is for a common response, the higher value is for a creative answer.

Team members will take turns in order.

Before giving a response, you will hold up the card you’ve chosen and show it to the judges.

You should use your best five responses. If you believe your response is very creative, you

should choose a card with a higher value. If you think your response is less creative, you should choose a card with a lower value. After responding you will put the card in a container. Each card may only be used once.

 

You have 2 minutes to think and 5 minutes to respond.

Each team member has paper and pencil. During think time you are allowed to write down your ideas. You are not allowed to share your ideas.

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It's for You!

Your problem is to imagine that you have a cell phone and can call a famous person or character and ask them any question you want.

Another team member will answer that question.

You will have 1 minute to think and 3 minutes to respond.

You may ask questions during your think time: however, time continues. No other talking is allowed.

Your team is to take turns in pairs by placing two index cards in the center of the table when the two team members are ready to give their responses.

Once time begins, it will not be stopped. If the judge asks you to repeat a response, or to clarify it, or to give a more appropriate response, it counts against your time. Speak loudly and clearly.

You will each have 6 cards.

Each round, two team members will place one of their cards in the center of the table.

One team member will place a call to a famous person or character and ask a question.

The other team member will answer that question, as the famous person or character.

 

For example, the first team member may ask “Hello Batman, where did you go in your Batmobile?”. The second may reply “I went to stop the Joker Robin the bank.”

 

You will receive 1 point for each common response.

Highly creative or humorous responses will receive 5 points.

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Trail Travail

You are about to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest trail in the world which is 2,200 miles long and takes over 200 days to walk from Maine to Georgia, but you forgot your backpack.

 

There are many dangers on the trail, wild animals, getting lost, falling ill, dangerous weather, raging rivers ... however you are in luck, and immediately you find 1 item on the trail

 

Your problem is to say what find and what how it will help you on your hike?

You will have 3 minutes to think and write answers on a sheet of paper and 5 minutes to respond.

You may ask questions during your think time: however, time continues. No other talking is allowed.

 

Scoring:

Common answers will receive one point

Creative or humorous answers will receive 3 points.

Once time begins, it will not be stopped. If the judge asks you to repeat a response, or to clarify it, or to give a more appropriate response, it counts against your time. Speak loudly and clearly.

For example, you may say “I found a PowerBar, I can power up the trail, barring any mishaps"

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The History of the World – according to Facebook.

Your challenge is to give a Facebook status update for a historical character.

For example, you might say: "Christopher Columbus's status says he just discovered the new world."

You will have 2 minutes to think and 5 minutes to respond.

There are 35 tokens in front of you. Before each response, you will place a token in the container on the table.

 

You can respond in any sequence. You may give responses until the team no longer has any tokens or until time ends, whichever occurs first. Each team member may give as many or as few responses as they wish, until the tokens run out.

Questions count against your thinking time.

Scoring:

Common answers will receive 1 point.

Creative answers will receive 3 points.

Highly creative or humorous answers will receive 5 points.

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Oops Boss!

Imagine that you are the driver of this ice cream truck.

 

You parked your truck, stepped away for a moment ... and came back to find the scene in this photo.

 

Your challenge is to say how you will explain this to your boss.

You will have 2 minutes to think and 5 minutes to respond.

There are 35 tokens in front of you. Before each response, you will place a token in the container on the table.

 

You can respond in any sequence. You may give responses until the team no longer has any tokens or until time ends, whichever occurs first. Each team member may give as many or as few responses as they wish, until the tokens run out.

Questions count against your thinking time.

Scoring:

Common answers will receive 1 point.

Creative answers will receive 3 points.

Highly creative or humorous answers will receive 5 points.

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Tree Dog

Your challenge is to say something about the picture or describe what the animal might be thinking.

You will have 2 minutes to think and 5 minutes to respond.

There are 35 tokens in front of you. Before each response, you will place a token in the container on the table.

 

You can respond in any sequence. You may give responses until the team no longer has any tokens or until time ends, whichever occurs first. Each team member may give as many or as few responses as they wish, until the tokens run out.

Questions count against your thinking time.

Scoring:

Common answers will receive 1 point.

Creative answers will receive 3 points.

Highly creative or humorous answers will receive 5 points.