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Melbourne University Press, 1953 - Questions and answers - 162 pages
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Contents

Why do people ask you questions?
13
Why do you like sitting on a fence?
14
Why do you tread on so many corns?
15
What is the use of shadows?
17
Are you justified in upsetting anyones simple faith?
19
What is the difference between philosophy and religion?
21
What is the difference between intellectual and intelligent?
23
What is reality?
24
Do you believe in homework for children?
91
How is it that ordinary people who like reading good books dont read Shakespeare?
93
Are most people religious bigots?
94
If I want to educate myself is it better to read a great many books or to know a few well?
96
Does human nature ever change?
97
Are there some questions which we ought not to ask?
99
When does one grow old?
101
What is a bore?
102

Why do people stand still and men raise their hats as funerals pass?
26
What is truth?
27
Was Thackeray a cynic?
29
Who introduced our morals?
31
Which is the most absurd animal?
32
Whom do you curse?
34
Why is a woman never called a scoundrel?
35
What is a ballade?
37
Does it ever rain cats and dogs?
39
What won the St Leger at Adelaide on 10547?
40
Is the Scottish dialect worth preserving?
42
Having told us how to write a ballade please describe a triolet also a villanelle
43
Are beards likely to become the fashion again?
45
What is jargon?
46
Why do Australian men wear their hair long?
48
Is Evil a necessity?
49
What is the most beautiful line in English poetry?
50
What is the most wonderful sound in the world?
52
What was the cause of the battle of Flodden?
53
Why dont you commit suicide?
55
Do you like the Revised Version of the Bible?
57
What is meant by blueblooded?
58
What is a highbrow?
60
What is the educational value of travel?
62
Do you approve of slang?
63
When we travel ought we to pay more atten tion to the scenery or the people?
65
Burns expresses a wish that we could see our selves as others see us Can a man ever see himself at all?
66
Can man achieve perfection?
68
Can one be a snob and a Christian?
69
What would you consider success in life?
70
Was Shakespeare a great religious poet?
72
What is the recipe for a happy married life?
73
Should we talk about our ailments?
75
How do you define genius?
77
How much sleep do we need?
78
Is freedom an end or a means?
80
What have you got to be thankful for?
82
What is a perfect day?
83
Is it true that you cant fool all the people all the time?
84
Which are the three most important dates in the history of the world?
86
Is it better to keep your temper or let it have an outlet?
88
Does a quiet life make for longevity?
90
What would you suggest as a means of making more people think for themselves?
103
What is journalese?
105
What does the word word mean?
106
What is good English?
107
What is a civilized man?
109
Are the meek blessed?
110
Can you hate a whole nation?
112
Do you ever cry over spilt milk?
114
What is a lady?
115
Which animal would you choose to converse with?
118
What is the difference between work and play?
119
What is a Pharisee?
120
Which is the cruellest animal?
122
Am I alive or dead?
123
Which of the Immortals would you choose as companion for half an hours walk?
124
Is it safe to teach chess to a child of 3 years?
125
Have you led a sheltered life?
127
Do you think of God asHeorIt?
129
How do you define an artist?
130
Should I tell my children the truth about Santa Claus?
131
If Christ came back to earth would he be per mitted to land in Australia?
133
Are you a conservative?
135
Which is the most important virtue?
137
Those whom the Gods love die young Is this true?
138
Is a classless society possible?
140
Why are good people so often unlikeable?
142
Is man the measure of all things?
143
What do you consider the most worthwhile things in life?
144
What is the difference between selfrighteous ness and selfrespect?
145
What are we here for?
147
Where is heaven?
148
Where has yesterday gone?
150
Why did God make snakes and sharks?
151
Are you a rationalist?
152
How far does space extend and what lies be yond it?
154
Is old age venerable?
155
Do our senses deceive us?
157
Are you a sceptic?
159
Would you like to be famous?
160
Should we always have open minds?
162
What is your philosophy of life?
164
What is your idea of heaven?
166

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