A Level Questions

A Level Questions

  • What is the price of progress?
  • How should humans decide between right and wrong?
  • Are moral values relative or absolute?
  • What are the true values in life?
  • When is it time to hold on, and when is it time to let go?
  • How does fear shape our lives?
  • Can one achieve greatness without overcoming challenges?
  • What is honor? Does it matter anymore?
  • What is true strength?
  • How much control do you really have over yourself?
  • What determines the fate of an individual?
  • Should you obey others or follow your own conscience?
  • What is important enough to go to war over?
  • Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  • Is it more important to love or be loved?
  • What good comes from suffering?
  • What is more important, questions, or answers?
  • What is the difference between living and existing?
  • Are humans inherently good or evil?
  • In a culture where we are bombarded with other people trying to define us, how do we make decisions for ourselves?
  • In the face of adversity, what causes some people to succeed while others fail?
  • To what extent do belief systems shape and/or reflect culture and society?
  • When a person’s individual choices are in direct conflict with his/her family or society, what are the consequences?
  • How do values and beliefs shape who characters are as individuals and influence their behavior?
  • What does power have to do with fairness and justice?
  • When is it necessary to question the status quo?
  • What are the responsibilities of the individual and/or society in regard to the health of the environment?
  • How does what we know about the world shape the way we view ourselves?
  • What does it mean to be an insider or an outsider?
  • What does it mean to “grow up”? What turning points determine our individual pathways to adulthood in this work?
  • What is happiness, and what is the degree of importance in one’s life?
  • How much does a culture or society shape a character’s understanding or concept of happiness?
  • How do we know if a relationship is healthy or hurtful?
  • What are the individual’s responsibilities to the community as well as the community’s responsibilities to the individual?
  • What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and injustice, and how does an individual’s response to them reveal his/her true character and his/her morals, ethics, and values?
  • What are the ideals (e.g., freedom, responsibility, justice, community, etc.) that should be honored in a utopian (perfect”) society?
  • When does govt. have the right to restrict the freedoms of people?
  • How do the attributes of a hero change and/or remain the same over time?
  • What is the role of a hero in a culture?
  • How do various cultures reward / recognize their heroes?
  • What are the factors that move individuals, communities, or nations to great sacrifice, and what are the consequences?
  • What role does honesty have in friendships?
  • Which is worse, physical punishment/abuse, or mental punishment/abuse?
  • Who does envy hurt more, the person who is envied, or the person who is envious?
  • What role does jealousy have in friendships?
  • Is it best to confess your mistakes, or hide them?
  • Which is worse, emotional wars, or physical wars?
  • What role does loyalty play in friendships/relationships?
  • Which is worse, chaos or dictatorial rule?
  • Is it true that secrets don’t make friends?
  • Is it appropriate to judge someone/something from outside appearances?
  • What is the greatest fear? Why?
  • Is there a meaning to life?
  • What makes people who they are?
  • What makes people change who they are?
  • Why is being honest important?
  • What is corruption? What are its effects?
  • What is conflict? What is its role in society/our culture today?
  • In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the author’s world view?
  • What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout the novel? What do you think he or she is trying to get across to the reader?
  • Is it better to be independent or interdependent?
  • Do you believe that everyone’s opinion matters? Why or why not?
  • Who, or what, provides the best supports for a person?
  • Can love overpower your own safety?
  • To what extent do negative past experiences affect your future?
  • Is betrayal ever forgivable?
  • How do people know the difference between things we want and things we need?
  • How do you know where to place sympathy?
  • Would the world be better with or without mistakes?
  • What if the world no longer had imagination?
  • How has technology shaped our current worldview?
  • How much is too much?
  • Is there a right way to look at every situation?
  • When is silence better than words?
  • What role does empathy play in day to day life?

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