1. To protest
new governmental policies, a
citizen has decided not to salute
the national flag during an official ceremony.
2. A city government
has put up a religious display
in front of the city hall. The display represents the beliefs
of the majority religion in the community. Members of minority
religious groups are upset.
3. A citizen writes a polite letter
to the local newspaper criticizing a new law passed by the local
government. The editor of the newspaper is trying to decide
if the letter should be published or not.
4. A bus driver
swears at someone crossing the street.
5. A citizen walks
down a residential street
around midnight, after most citizens have gone to sleep. He
is carrying a radio with the volume turned up very loud.
6. A university professor wants
to give a public lecture on a new, unpopular theory based on
7. High school students publish
a controversial article in a school newspaper about the private
life of a teacher. The newspaper is distributed to all students
in the school.
8. An office worker
violates his company's dress
code by not wearing a tie and jacket to work.
9. A group of university
students wear yellow armbands
to school every Friday to protest the university's admissions
10. A very unpopular group holds
a picnic in a city park. Some citizens are unhappy about this.
11. A government
worker leaks secret information to
a local television news station.
12. A group of university students,
with non-traditional beliefs, wants to form an official school
club that will meet on campus the first Wednesday of every month.
13. A controversial
artist wants to display his art at the local library.
14. A citizen writes an untrue
story and submits it to a newspaper for publication.
15. Five groups of parents do not
want their children to read a book that is on an official school
reading list created by teachers.
16. A 22-year-old wants to join
a non-traditional religious group that has just entered the
17. A popular
group of musicians has just released a new song. The lyrics
support violence and hatred of minority groups.
18. A new television show includes
bad language and violence.
19. An activist
enters a library that has rules against talking and making noise.
He begins to give a political speech in a loud voice.
20. A tobacco company wants to
advertise its cigarettes during a children's television show.