Read Arguments Carefully

Target Skill 1.4: Listen carefully to other people’s arguments, especially when you disagree.

Instructions: Read each passage below. Then, answer the question about the passage by selecting the correct option. The arguments may be controversial, so exercise charity while answering the questions. (In other words, try to “listen” very carefully to what the author is saying, especially if you disagree with the argument.)

Athletes should be required to stand for the national anthem. Refusing to stand shows a lack of respect for the country and our armed forces. The men and women who have died for what the anthem represents are the reason that people have the freedom to protest in the first place.

According to the author, why should athletes be required to stand for the national anthem?