分类一 :主流权威,他人观点,媒体广告。

  1. Is the opinion of the majority—in government or in any other circumstances—a poor guide? (2005.3)

  2. Are people afraid to speak out against authority, whether the authority is an individual, a group, or a government? (2005.5)

  3. Does worrying too much about other people’s opinions prevent us from seeing things clearly? (2005.5)

  4. Do newspapers, magazines, television, radio, movies, the Internet, and other media determine what is important to most people? (2005.6)

  5. Is praising others, even if the praise is excessive or undeserved, a necessary part of life? (2005.11)

  6. Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority? (2006.10)

  7. Is criticism—judging or finding fault with the ideas and actions of others—essential for personal well-being and social progress?

  8. Should our perceptions of beauty be influenced by the perceptions of beauty of other people? (2005.11)

  9. Are established rules too limited to guide people in real-life situations? (2006.6)

  10. Do we need other people to identify who we are?

  11. Are people more likely to be productive and successful when they ignore the opinion of others?



  1.Is creativity needed more than ever in the world today? (2005.3)

  2.Does progress depend on people with new ideas rather than on people whose ideas are based on the current way of doing things? (2005.5)

  3.Can people ever be truly original? (2007.10)

  4.Is it always necessary to find new solutions to problems? (2007.11)

  5.Is it always better to be original than to imitate or use the ideas of others? (2008.1)

  6.Do closed doors make us creative?

  7. Should people always prefer the new things, ideas,or values to those of the past?


  分类三: 选择,决定。

  1. Are people better at making observations, discoveries, and decisions if they remain neutral and impartial? (2005.3)

  2. Do success and happiness depend on the choices people make rather than on factors beyond their control? (2006.11)

  3. Does having a large number of options to choose from make people happy? (2007.11)

  4. Should people choose one of two opposing sides of an issue, or is the truth usually found "in the middle"(2007.12)

  5. Are people’s lives the results of the choice they make?

  6. Do bad choices and good choices equally have negative consequences?

  7. Are we free to make our own decisions or are limited in the choices we make?

  8. Is it important to understand people’s motivations before judge their actions?

  9. Are people’s actions motivated by a desire for power over others?(2008.5)

  这一类的题目有些分散,但是都围绕着choice 和decision从各个角度探讨它们与人的主观能动性和客观约束的关系。每个人都要做很多重要的决定,如何去正确的做出选择,以及这些选择对我们未来及他人的影响,都是值得思考的。有些题目可能不太好想观点,那可以尝试着用别的题目的观点往里面套,找出共通的地方。