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

1)

What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘government’?

2)

What does a government actually do and what should it do?

3)

Are you happy with the government of your country?

4)

What do you think of the governments in America and China?

5)

Would you like to work for the government?

6)

Do you think there is a world government that is not corrupt?

7)

Would you prefer to work in local or national government?

8)

Why is there so much corruption in many governments?

9)

Should government leaders be paid more company CEOs?

10)

Ronald Regan said: “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” Do you agree with him?


 
 

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

1)

What successes has your government made?

2)

Do you follow the ins and outs of your government’s workings?

3)

If you wrote a letter to your government, what would you write about?

4)

Do you think there should be a world government?

5)

Do you think a government is essential in a democracy?

6)

What are the alternatives to governments?

7)

What would your first step be if you were head of your government?

8)

What would you like to change about your government?

9)

Do you think a government can ever make everyone happy?

10)

What do you think of this line from the 2006 movie ‘V for Vendetta’? “People should not be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”


 


 
 
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