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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What springs to mind when you hear the word “famine”?

2)

Why does famine happen?

3)

How many famines do you know of?

4)

Why is there famine today when the world is so rich?

5)

Will people dying in famines be a thing of the past one day?

6)

What does your country do to help famine victims?

7)

How do you feel when you see images of famine on television?

8)

How can we help cut the number of lives lost in a famine?

9)

Matthew Henry said: “They that die by famine die by inches.” What does this mean?

10)

A Zulu proverb says: “Abundance does not spread; famine does.” Can we reverse this?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Would you pay a famine tax to help victims?

2)

How do people suffer in a famine?

3)

How can we ensure more charity donations actually helps victims?

4)

How much of a threat is famine to the world?

5)

Do you think famines are increasing or decreasing in number? Why?

6)

What can you do more to help famine victims?

7)

Why do people only give to famine victims when rock starts arrange aid concerts?

8)

“More than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.” (Norman Borlaug)  Why is this so?

9)

Should countries relocate populations to areas where famine is less likely to happen?

10)

Does charity begin at home or should we help famine victims more?


 


 
 
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