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1. To what extent has technology had an impact on politics today? 2. ‘Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.’ Comment. 3. ‘Punishment for criminals today focuses too much on reformation and too little on retribution.’ Discuss. 4. ‘Silence is no longer golden.’ Do you agree? 5. Do young people in your society “have it all”? 6. ‘Change in all things is sweet’ (Aristotle). What is your view? 7. Is there a more urgent need for religion in today’s world? 8. Consider the view that advertising is more manipulative than informative. 9. ‘It is better to be feared than loved.’ Is this true of governments today? 10. ‘There is no such thing as privacy in the world today.’ Discuss. 11. ‘Travel certainly is more than the seeing of sights.’ How far is this the experience of the modern day tourist? 12. ‘Never judge a book by its movie.’ Do you agree?
1. What we need to do is to get the common man on board, otherwise the environment is doomed. Do you agree? 2. How effective are campaigns in changing the attitudes of people in your society? 3. Young people today no longer appreciate the simple pleasures in life. How far is this true? 4. We are closer to world peace than we think. Do you agree? 5. Is it justifiable for democracy to be imposed by force? 6. Man’s mistakes are more than sufficient reason to discard scientific research and inventions. Discuss. 7. To what extent is the new media a revolutionary tool? 8. Can small countries play a significant role in today’s globalised world? 9. ‘Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today.’ Is this the secret to success?
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’ How true is this? 8. To what extent have we risen above prejudices? Discuss in relation to gender or race. ‘These days anyone can become a celebrity. How far do you agree that sport has lost its ideals? SRJC 1. ‘Forgive and forget. 4. ‘Prosper thy neighbour.’ How far do you agree with this statement? 12.’ Discuss.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION 10.’ How far is this true of your society? 7. prosper thyself. 3. To what extent has democracy created a more progressive world? 11. Discuss.’ How true is this in your society? 5. ‘Language can unite and divide. Is equality for all a realistic aim? 5. Can computer gaming be anything more than entertainment? YJC 1. Should environmental conservation be the top priority of governments? 2. 2. Should multilingualism be encouraged in our world today? 12.’ Discuss. ‘A good government is one which satisfies the desires of its people. 11. 2 . Consider the view that the youth in your society today have an opinion on everything but a passion for nothing.’ Should this be the attitude we adopt towards criminals? 6. All rights reserved by source. How far are our problems interconnected in a globalised world? 4. ‘An economic crisis is nothing but a reflection of greed and excesses. There is no pleasure in work. How far does the arts scene preserve the culture and traditions of your society? 6. Would it matter if there were no borders between countries? 7. For Student Reference only. ‘Think before you speak. ‘The Arts is only for the rich. 10. 9.’ Discuss. To what extent does the media have a negative impact on youths today? 3.’ Do you agree? Not for Commercial Distribution. ‘Technology enables us to do more with less.
Should war be fought for humanitarian reasons? 4. ‘The growth of eco-tourism is a threat to the environment.’ Has education accomplished this goal in your society? 3.’ Discuss. To what extent should businesses be socially responsible? 6.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION 8. Should justice be pursued at all costs? 8. realism brings wealth. All rights reserved by source.’ Discuss. ‘Medical science brings about too many problems. ‘Idealism brings poverty.’ Is this a fair comment? 12. For Student Reference only. 3 . ‘Art is I. 9. Can we tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements? Not for Commercial Distribution. 11.’ Discuss. the better.’ Do you agree? 2. (Claude Bernard) Which has done more to unify societies.’ Do you agree? 11. science is we’. Do you agree that the arts allow us to understand the world better? 7. ‘The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things. Is objective reporting ever possible? 2. ‘Men rather than women face greater challenges. To what extent do young people in your society take a real interest in politics? 10. ‘Technology threatens the family. ‘Food safety should be the responsibility of the producers alone. 5. How important is imagination in your society? SAJC 1. 3.’ Is this true today? 12. Is this a fair comment? RVHS 1.’ How true is this in international relations? 10. ‘History is nothing more than the invention of the powerful’. ‘The bigger. science or art? 4. How far do you agree that life is better enjoyed when we slow down? 5.’ (Asimov) Discuss. ‘The world thrives on economic inequalities. Do you agree that science only brings out the worst in mankind? 9. ‘It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Is it necessary for a country to invest in its artists? 9.’ Discuss. Is cultural change in your country a source of optimism or pessimism? 7. ‘National identity has become irrelevant in today's world. ‘The educated are truly free. censorship is needed now more than ever. ‘Profit or perish. 'A diverse society is better than a homogeneous one. ‘A happy marriage does not depend on having children.’ Do you agree? 4. 11. ‘The golden years is a myth. How far can science and technology be relied upon to solve our environmental problems? Not for Commercial Distribution. Are the young people today prepared to shoulder the burdens of tomorrow? 12. ‘Fear is good. 2. cooperation not competition is the key to survival in today's world. ‘Singapore is an enviable country but not an admirable one. ‘Profit-making cannot be the sole concern of businesses today. How important is beauty? NYJC 1.’ Discuss with reference to your society. ‘For a small country.' Discuss.’ Comment.’ Is this an accurate statement about the state of science today? 10.’ Do you agree? 7. ‘Capital punishment should be abolished.’ Is this true of old age in your society? 6.’ Comment. All rights reserved by source. For Student Reference only. Do you agree? 3. 10. 8. One should not underestimate the significance of Literature.’ Do you agree? 5. 12.’ Discuss.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION 6. ‘In this new media era. 4 . Is there a place for poetry in today’s world? 9. 8.’ Is this true? 11.
Comment.’ How far do you agree? 5. 4.’ Do you agree? 7. 5.’ What is your view? 9. It takes more than talent to be successful in the arts scene today. ‘Graciousness is a lost virtue amongst Singaporeans. 8. ‘Political dissent is needed for a society to progress.’ How true is this of your society? 11. 3.’ What is your view? 6. Do you believe that the world has become too interconnected? Not for Commercial Distribution. Is the total elimination of inequality a realistic aim? 2. Do you agree? 2.’ Do you agree? 3. ‘There is nothing wrong in countries rewriting their history to suit their needs. All rights reserved by source. Do you agree? 7. 12. 5 . To what extent should people be concerned with the ethical implications of scientific research? 4. How far does technology enhance your self-image? 6. do they gain freedom. ‘Our fascination with fame and celebrities is having a negative impact on our fundamental values. Consider the view that affluence means influence. ‘Only when people accept the authority of the state and the security it provides. Violence is never justifiable in the fight for political freedom.’ Discuss. ‘Immigrants are a necessary evil. Consider the view that profit will always have a negative impact on education.’ Is this a fair comment? 10. For Student Reference only. ‘Total honesty can destroy societies and relationships. ‘Global cooperation is unrealistic and a waste of time.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION NJC 1. Honesty is becoming an unrealistic expectation of the media today. ‘Young people today pay far too much attention to fashion.’ Do you agree with this view? IJC 1. Discuss the value of colours.
’ Discuss. HCI 1. ‘Scientists have taken the world apart but have no idea what to do with the pieces. Discuss the view that too little attention is given to health and wellness in Singapore. How far can ordinary Singaporeans be held responsible for their country’s environmental problems? 2.’ Is this a fair assessment of popular music today? Not for Commercial Distribution.’ To what extent does this observation apply to your own country? 9. 11.’ Is ambition always a commendable and constructive thing? 6. 7. 'It is better to be feared than loved. Consider the view that we need to radically change our eating habits if we are serious about saving the planet. 10. ‘Genetic engineering should be discouraged. Pride is as much a good thing as a bad thing. For Student Reference only. Why are more married couples in developed countries choosing not to have children? Should this trend be a cause for concern? 8. and the cause of all improvement. 4.’ To what extent do you agree? 11. 10. All rights reserved by source.’ Discuss. ‘We are becoming poorer as we are getting richer. 6 . 3. Discuss. not promoted.' (Machiavelli) Discuss the wisdom of this advice where politics is concerned. Do you agree with the view that educational qualifications are a very unreliable measure of a person's true abilities? 5. The future is grey for the elderly in Singapore.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION 8. Explore the view that art and science have much more in common than most people imagine. Are we doing enough to alleviate water crises? 12. ‘You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. ‘Ambition is the parent of all enterprise. To what extent is the imposition of extremely harsh punishments an acceptable way to combat crime? 12. What is your view? 9. ‘Meaningless noise from talentless people manufactured by calculating corporations for purely commercial gain.
‘The Arts have the power to influence perception. Is fame more of a blessing or a curse? 9.’ How true is this of the young people in your society? 8. Has enough been done to solve the food crises? 8. Should the government regulate scientific research and development? 7. Is democracy the panacea to modernity’s ills? 9. 4. How far can we protect the earth when the worldwide demand for natural resources is increasing? 11.’ Is this true? 2. ‘Unprepared for the modern world. Discuss the importance of image. To what extent is social enquality a problem in your country? 12. All rights reserved by source. How urgent are population challenges in your society today? 10. What are your view? 2. opinion and values.’ Do you agree? 3. How far should the views of the people influence political decisions? DHS 1. Is ageing gracefully still possible? 12. ‘Manners make man. 11. 7 .’ Can the Arts really be so powerful? 4.’ Is this true of books today? 3. ‘Geography is destiny. ‘In them you will find great treasures.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION AJC 1. not adversity. For Student Reference only.’ How far is this true? 6. Do yu agree? 5. there is nothing to fear. The real test of character is power. ‘There is too much attention on sport today. To what extent have educational priorities changed to meet the needs of the modern world? Not for Commercial Distribution. To what extent are the health probems faced by man today of his own doing? 10. 7. To what extent has the pursuit of profits dominated science? 6. Consider the role of religion in achieving happiness. Do wars ever settle anything? 5. In a world where we are constantly watched. Discuss the impact of the Internet on politics in your country.
5.’ Comment. ‘Change should be embraced and not feared. 3. How far should public opinion in your society be regulated by the state? 2. To what extent has new media changed the face of human interaction? 7.’ How far is this true of the world today? RIJC 1. 8 . 4. ‘Governments have a right to censor undesirable elements of their nations’ history.’ Is this true of the modern world? 6.’ Comment. ‘The prospect of a global village is a depressing one.’ Discuss. It has been said that Singapore is economically First World but socially Third World. Can national nuclear programmes ever be justified? Not for Commercial Distribution.’ Discuss. ‘The problems of survival for mankind have never been so great as they are today.’ Is this view still relevant to the pursuit of success? 11. 2. ‘The internet promotes democracy. ‘Slow and steady wins the race. For Student Reference only. All rights reserved by source. ‘An unhappy marriage is best resolved with a divorce.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION JJC 1. ‘Appreciation of the arts is only relevant to the affluent.’ Is this true in your society? 9. What is your view? 6.’ Is this really true? 12. ‘Young people are unable to cope with anxiety. Will restricting the growth of cities improve the quality of life? 10. To what extent is religion a force for good? 8. ‘Education empowers. ‘Efforts to reconcile differences are mere symbolic gestures.’ How far do you agree? 5.’ Do you agree? 3. Should technology be blamed for all privacy threats? 7. ‘It is of no concern to the public what a politician does in his private life.’ Is this a fair comment? 4.
‘Medical science makes our lives better. Not for Commercial Distribution. Should we reconsider the relevance of capital punishment in modern society? 2.2011 SINGAPORE JUNIOR COLLEGE GP (8806) PRELIM EXAM PAPER 1 COMPILATION 8. but also much more complicated. ‘Education should be concerned with character development rather than achievement. Are the elderly in your society really valued? 6. 12. ‘Men should marry as late as possible.’ Discuss. ‘Tourism is not necessarily the best way to showcase a country.’ Do you agree? 10. ‘School stifles the imagination more than it evokes curiosity. 3. How important is it for music to be controversial in order to be relevant? 12.’ Do you agree? 7.’ Discuss. Is the city still worth living in despite the cost involved? 11. Do the media always act in the interest of the public? 5. 11.’ Is this sound advice? 8. 9.’ Discuss. Would it matter if cars were banned in your country? 9.’ Can countries continue to cling to such a mindset in an increasingly globalised world? 4. ‘Advertisements truly reflect what a society desires. Discuss the view that the environment can only be saved through the efforts of developed nations. Is it ever justified to spend large amounts of public money on national defence? Discuss this with reference to your country. 10.’ Do you agree? VJC 1. women should marry as soon as possible. ‘Citizens first. All rights reserved by source. For Student Reference only.’ Comment. ‘The modern man is a lonely man. 9 . ‘A successful sports scene is solely about the winning of medals.