Question Types

Question Types

Question Types:

Basic (Simple) Questions:
Complex (Multi-Step/ Multi-Part) Questions
  • Scientific Method
  • Real Life Experience
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Creative Imagination

Factual Questions:

_____   Who did _____?
_____   What is a _____?
_____   What does _____ mean?
_____   What do you call a(n) _____?
_____   What are the characteristics of a(n) _____?
_____   When did _____ happen?
_____   When will _____?
_____   Where is/ was _____?
_____   Where will _____ be?
_____   Why is/ was/ will _____ ?
_____   Why do/ did/ will _____?
_____   How is/ was/ were/ will _____?
_____   How do/ did/ will _____?
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Background Questions:

_____   Who created the problem/ situation?
_____   What was the problem/ situation?
_____   When did the problem/ situation occur?
_____   Where did the problem/ situation occur?
_____   Why did the problem/ situation occur?
_____   How did the problem/ situation occur?
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Meaning Questions:

_____   What does _____ mean?
_____   What examples mean that _____?
_____   What does the situation, solution or conclusion mean?
_____   What changes the meaning of the situation, solution or issue?
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Planning Questions (How do we Optimize?):

_____   Who best could complete the _____ plan?
_____   What is the best plan to accomplish _____?
_____   When will the plan/ project start/ finish?
_____   What obstacles to the plan’s success exist?
_____   What delays could ruin the plan?
_____   What resources are needed for the plan to be successful?
_____   What will the plan cost?
_____   How long will the plan take?
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Best-Method Questions:

_____   What is the best way/ method/ technique for _____?
_____   How should _____?
_____   Who is best suited to _____?
_____   How should someone _____ to get the best results?
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What is Needed Questions:

_____   Who do we need to help with _____?
_____   What do we need to accomplish _____?
_____   When does _____ have to happen so that we can _____?
_____   Where do we find the help/ support/ expertise that is needed?
_____   Where do we find the resources/ people/ supplies that are needed?
_____   Why do we need _____?
_____   Why can’t we use _____?
_____   How do we get the help that is needed?
_____   How do we get the support/ expertise that is needed?
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Rhetorical Questions:

_____   Have you stopped being a ____, or are you still a _____?
_____   Are you unsatisfied being a _____, or are you satisfied to remain a _____?
_____   Would you like _____ instead of this horrible choice?
_____   Do you want to know about _____, or do you want ot remain ignorant and in the dark?
_____   If you had a choice between _____ and failure, which would you choose?
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Political Power and Authority Questions:

_____   Who is in charge here?
_____   Whose decision/ opinion/ idea/ plan can we trust?
_____   Whose decision/ opion/ idea is more important?
_____   Who do we have to please?
_____   Who do we have to listen to?
_____   Who should/ needs to take charge?
_____   Who cares if _____ happens?
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Advertising Questions:

_____   Who else wants to _____ and have more _____ in their life?
_____   Do you want to know the secret of _____?
_____   When a “Once in a Lifetime opportunity like this calls, are you ready?
_____   Are you an “action-taker with the wisdom to buy now, or are you a lazy, ignorant, couch-potato looser?
_____   Are you a can-do, take charge person of destiny, or do you still have to ask persmision from your mama?
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Trick Questions:

_____   Have you stopped cheating on your _____?
_____   Has your teacher/ wife/ boss/ the police discovered that you were lying about _____?
_____   When did you discover that you hate _____?
_____   How long have you been denying that you are a _____?
_____   When will you ever learn to/ that _____?
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Metaphysical Questions:

_____   Who understands the secret teachings of the ages?
_____   What is truth?
_____   When can we overcome fate, destiny and heredity with free will?
_____   What does it take to overcome fate, destiny or heridity?
_____   What is the source of all knowledge?
_____   When is a man not a man?
_____   Why do bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people?
_____   How do we live without the sins of commission and the sins of ommision?
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Complex (Multi-Step/ Multi-Part)Questions Questions:

_____   How do you know?
_____   What data proves your conclusion?
_____   Do others support your conclusion?
_____   Where did you find your information?
_____   How would you defend your conclusion with evidence?
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