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

1)

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘violence’?

2)

How often do you see violence in your country?

3)

What makes people violent?

4)

Is there a cure for violence?

5)

Do you think there’s too much violence on TV and in video games?

6)

Do you think humans will ever be nonviolent?

7)

Do you think men or women like violence more? Why do you think so?

8)

Why are the words ‘sex’ and ‘violence’ so often used together in the phrase ‘sex and violence’?

9)

Sam Peckinpah said: “There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.” Do you agree?

10)

Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him. Do you agree?


 
 

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

1)

Do you enjoy watching violence in real life or in the movies?

2)

How big a problem is domestic violence in your country?

3)

Does violence ever achieve anything?

4)

Have you ever resorted to violence?

5)

Is violent crime on the increase in your countries?

6)

Do people learn to be violent?

7)

Is there much ethnic violence in your country?

8)

Do you think countries can be violent?

9)

Gandhi said: “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.” Do you agree?

10)

Madge Micheels-Cyrus said: “Nonviolence doesn't always work - but violence never does.” Do you agree?


 


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