Essay Questions 5

The following essay questions are adapted from “KS Bull 2009 Issue 2”:

“Celebrities make the worst role models for today’s youth.” Comment.

Is investing in the arts ever worthwhile? Discuss the question with reference to your country.

“To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to ensure bad government.”

“Globalization makes the world a better place.” To what extent is this true today?

Is ambition always to be encouraged?

Should euthanasia be legalized in Singapore?

“More government intervention, not less.” Is this the best way to solve the problems we face in the world today?

“Countries have every right to respond with aggression when provoked.” Do you agree?

In your opinion, is your country doing enough to protect the environment?

“Foreign aid is ineffective and wasteful.” Is this true?

What is wrong with organ trading?

“Popular culture has destroyed the true meaning of love and marriage.” Do you agree?

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” – Winston Churchill. To what extent do you agree?

“The book is dead. Long live the Internet.” Discuss.

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” Comment.

“Ours is a nation of immigrants that should continue to welcome immigrants.” Discuss this in relation to Singapore.

“If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” How far is this statement of societal attitudes today?

“A study of history will only make us more pessimistic about the future of the human race.” Discuss.

“Religion divides rather than unites.” Discuss.

“New forms of the media have made mainstream media redundant.” Discuss.

To what extent does technology enhance the arts?

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