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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 ‘terrorism’?

2)

Has your life changed in any way due to terrorism?

3)

Is the name “war on terror” a correct name?

4)

If a country repeatedly kills innocent civilians while trying to kill terrorists, does that country take part in terrorism?

5)

Do you think news stations are neutral when they report on terrorism?

6)

Do you think terrorism is here to stay?

7)

What three adjectives would you choose to describe terrorism?

8)

Which is worse, terrorism or climate change?

9)

What do you think of the fact that trillions of dollars are spent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but only millions are spent on killer diseases like malaria and AIDs?

10)

What do governments learn from terrorism?


 
 

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

1)

What is terrorism?

2)

Do you worry about terrorism?

3)

When did terrorism first start in the world?

4)

What countries around the world have terrorist attacks within their borders?

5)

Is there a difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist?

6)

Is there a difference between a country’s national hero, who may have killed innocents for his country’s independence, and a terrorist?

7)

Do you think terror groups will one day get hold of nuclear and chemical weapons?

8)

What is state sponsored terrorism?

9)

Is it better (and cheaper) to tackle the roots of terrorism rather than fight unbelievable expensive wars?

10)

What do you understand by the term ‘cyber-terrorism’? How dangerous is it?


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