Sunday, June 28, 2009

DHT Chapter 2 questions

Hey everyone! Sorry for not replying to the last set of questions yet! I hope to do those soon, when a have some time to go through them Here are the questions for Chapter 2:

In this chapter, Alex and Brett tell the story of their journey from being bored teens to being Supreme Court interns, campaign workers, and blog hosts. But before they had new experiences they had new ideas—big ideas like:
• Our generation is getting robbed!
• There has to be more to the teen years than goofing off.
• Ordinary teens can make a big difference in the world.
• Young people can handle big responsibilities.
• With big dreams come big challenges.
• What teens working together can accomplish is amazing!
They close the chapter by inviting readers to join them in an uprising “against a cultural
mind-set that twists the purpose and potential of the teen years and threatens to cripple our generation.”

1) Looking back, do you see a season, a book, or an event that changed what you believe or how you live? If so, talk about it. How are you different

2) One teen told Alex and Brett, “Everyone I know at school is shackled by low expectations.” Could you say the same thing? If so, talk about why.

3)Have you ever found yourself responsible for a task that seemed too big for you to succeed at? If so, what happened? Did that experience turn out to be a bad thing or a good thing in your life?

4) Did you identify with the story of shy Heidi Bentley (pages 19-22)? If so, talk about it.

5) History shows that youth movements against God-established authority have generally not amounted to much. How do the authors set their message apart from such movements?