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

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘suicide’?

2)

Is the suicide rate in your country high?

3)

Why do people commit suicide?

4)

What do you think of the Internet sites that encourage people to commit suicide together?

5)

Does society do enough for people who feel suicidal to stop them from taking their own lives?

6)

Is it wrong to commit suicide?

7)

Should people who commit suicide always leave a suicide note?

8)

Is suicide the same as murder?

9)

Nietzsche said: "The thought of suicide is a powerful solace: by means of it one gets through many a bad night." Do you agree?

10)

Phil Donahue said: "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem." What do you think of this quote?


 
 

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

1)

Have you ever contemplated suicide?

2)

If you try but fail to commit suicide, should you got to prison?

3)

What are your thoughts on assisted suicide for the terminally ill?

4)

Is suicide a taboo subject in your culture?

5)

Is committing suicide one of the most selfish acts a person can do?

6)

What would you do if your friend started talking about suicide?

7)

If you commit suicide, do you go to heaven or hell?

8)

What kind of people are more likely to commit suicide?

9)

Mahatma Gandhi said: "If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide." What do you think of this quote?

10)

Thomas S. Szasz said: "Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is morally desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere." Do you agree?


 


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