1. Are there food kitchens for the needy in your country?
  2. Are there homeless shelters in your country?
  3. Are there many homeless people where you live?
  4. Are there many suicides in your country?
  5. Are there nursing homes in your country?
  6. Are you pro-life, or pro-choice? Why, and how do you see the opposing viewpoint?
  7. Do you agree that teachers should use corporal punishment as a means of discipline?
  8. Do you believe in the individuals right to own firearms? How do feel about the right to carry firearms? Have you ever had to carry a firearm?
  9. Do you know anyone who is homeless?
  10. Do you think in vitro fertilization should be available to parents so they can choose the sex of their child?
  11. Do you think it’s acceptable for parents to use corporal punishment as a means of discipline? Why/why not?
  12. Do you think people should be allowed to smoke in public buildings?
  13. Do you think that minorities should be given job priority because of their race? Why/why not?
  14. Have you ever been a volunteer at a hospital?
  15. Have you ever experienced discrimination on a personal level?
  16. Have you ever experienced discrimination?
  17. Have you ever known someone with an addiction?
  18. How would you describe “positive discrimination”?
  19. How would you prevent someone from committing suicide?
  20. If you were allowed to write something, what would you say?
  21. In an overpopulated world, should people be free to have as many children as they want?
  22. Is graffiti a type of “art”?
  23. Is it morally right to spend a lot of money on pets, rather than helping people in need?
  24. Is there assistance available to people that are homeless?
  25. Is there public assistance in your country?
  26. Should drinking be allowed outdoors ( parks, squares, streets) as it is in Spain?s
  27. Should the government punish those who write graffiti?
  28. Should the government reserve places for those who want to write graffiti?
  29. What are some expectations parents have for their children?
  30. What are some reasons people use illegal drugs?
  31. What are some reasons that people become homeless?
  32. What are some things people can do to eliminate discrimination and prejudice?
  33. What are some ways we can help homeless people?
  34. What are some ways we can wear words and slogans? i.e. badges, clothes, hats etc.
  35. What can we do about graffiti writers?
  36. What do you think is the most serious problem in the world? Why do you think so? What can we do as individuals to solve this problem?
  37. What do you think when you see a homeless person?
  38. What does G8 mean?
  39. What is graffiti? Where do you see it? i.e. walls, trains
  40. What is racism?
  41. What kind of people are members of the G8?
  42. What messages do you see? i.e. political, love messages, funny, personal, poetic?
  43. What should be done about football hooligans?
  44. What types of noise pollution do you hate the most?
  45. Where will the G8 summit be held?
  46. Which countries are poor? Why are some countries poor? How can the rich countries help the poor countries?
  47. Who takes care of the elderly when they are no longer able to care for themselves?
  48. Who will attend the G8 summit?
  49. Why do some people think graffiti is a problem for society?

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