I got such great responses with the fitting thread that I thought I'd give this subject a try. Just want to find out everybody's opinion on asking questions in showmanship classes. It's sorta my pet peeve that kids have to be prepared for a quiz bowl to compete in showmanship. I'm not condoning ignorance of their projects, but I think asking the off the wall questions some do, is silly, and to every single kid in the class, no matter how bad their showmanship is. Sometimes I think the kids spend more time preparing for the questions, than honing their showmanship skills, and the judges are more concerned with the answers than the showing skills. Showmanship can make or break you and I'm afraid it's just not stressed enough, I say it's time to leave the quiz bowls questions to the quiz bowls and get back to real showmanship.