Essay Questions 2

The following questions are adapted from “KS Bull 2008 Issue 1”

Are high salaries for government officials ever justifiable?

“Singapore needs more scientists than artists.” Do you agree?

“The internet is the best thing that has happened to democracy in recent years.” Discuss.

“Future wars will be fought over the control of natural resources.” Comment.

“Beauty pageants are degrading to women.” How far do you agree?

Is marriage still relevant in today’s society?

Is it ever justifiable to infringe intellectual property rights?

Do you agree that genetic modification brings about more problems than solutions?

What can we learn from the study of Mathematics?

“The winners in globalization benefit society at the expense of the losers.” Discuss.

Is capital punishment compatible with a truly enlightened society?

If progress is to be achieved, we cannot insist on knowledge that is founded on a bedrock of indubitable beliefs. How far do you agree?

Doubt should, and must, be overcome. Discuss.

“Citizen journalism undermines the future of newspapers.” Do you agree?

“Environmental conservation is the responsibility of developed nations.” To what extent do you agree?

“The youth in Singapore do not always have it easy.” To what extent is this true?

Can prejudice ever be eliminated?

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” (R. Buckminster Fuller) How far is this true?

How important is it to have a universal language in our increasingly globalized world?

“Uniquely Singapore.” To what extent can we say that our national culture is unique?

“More needs to be done to fight ageism in our society.” Do you agree?

To what extent is the family still relevant in modern society?

“Science can and should be free from values.” Discuss.

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” To what extent is this good advice?

“Media censorship, contrary to conventional belief, is the hallmark of an enlightened government.” Do you agree?

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