Essay Questions 7

The following essay questions are adapted from “KS Bull 2010 Issue 2”:

Do the arts have a future in Singapore?

“Fear is the root of war.” Discuss.

Have international sporting events lost their true purpose today?

“Going green is a luxury only developed countries can afford.” Comment.

Can having too much knowledge in today’s world be dangerous?

To what extent can international aid be truly effective?

Can terrorism ever be eradicated?

“At the end of the day, government is all about teamwork and partnership.” Comment.

“The media does not require more freedom; rather it needs to exercise more responsibility.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

“One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Discuss this statement with reference to the role of modern medicine in the world today.

“Education is the great leveler.” How far is this true?

Should the responsibility for environment conservation be shouldered solely by developed nations?

“Literature is useless in a pragmatic world.” Do you agree with this view?

“New media has made us more self-absorbed than ever before.” Comment.

Is separation of religion and state a good idea?

“Happiness is no laughing matter.” Discuss.

“It would be a mistake for education to ignore the humanities.” Comment.

Can terrorism ever be eradicated?

To what extent should the private lives of public figures be the subject of media coverage?

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