HY 102 Eric Hoffer, The True Believer Questions


Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

(New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classic, 2010), paper, ISBN-13: 978-0060505912

These questions should elicit an informed response, not a yes/no, one-sentence, an either/or, or a fact response (Worth: 25% of total grade). Students not handing in sets of questions on the assigned days will receive a zero.

Below are two sets of discussion questions for Voltaire’s “Candide”, written by students in my previous HY 102 classes. The first set received an “A+”; the second was lucky to earn a “C–“

I do not expect students in this class to achieve the quality of the first set, but make an attempt to pose questions which (if you were to present them orally in class) would demand a complex answer.

The example of questions:

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