Monday, July 12, 2010

The Complete Book of Questions

The Complete Book of Questions

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Questions Category Description

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คำถามที่ 1 - 100 Light & Easy {Simple, light-hearted topics}

คำถามที่ 101 - 200 Personal Profile {Personality traits and behaviors}

คำถามที่ 201 - 300 Preferences {Likes and dislikes, favorites }

คำถามที่ 301 - 400 Blast from the Past {Past personal experiences}

คำถามที่ 401 - 500 Just Imagine {Speculation and imagination}

คำถามที่ 501 - 600 Viewpoints {Opinions and perspectives}

คำถามที่ 601-700 Hard-Hitting {Deep and challenging themes}

คำถามที่ 701 - 800 From the Heart {Feelings and emotions}

คำถามที่ 801 - 900 Spiritually Speaking {Basic spiritual subjects}

คำถามที่ 901 - 1001 Extreme Spiritual {Matters Complex spiritual issues}

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LIGHT & EASY (Simple, light-hearted topics)

1. Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube or roll it?
What's the advantage of your method?

2. How many siblings do you have? What's your
birth order?

3. What's something you've won and how did
you win it?

4. What's one of your nicknames? What do you
prefer to be called?

5. What's something your parents used to say to
you as a child that you promised yourself
you'd never say--but now you catch yourself
saying all the time?

6. What's something you intended to do today,
but didn't? Why not?

7. Using only one word per person, what was
your first impression of each person present
with you now?

8. What's something that people do in traffic
that really bothers you?


9. Who is the closest friend you've ever had?
Describe that relationship.

10. What books on your shelf are begging to
be read?

11. What room in your house best reflects your
personality? Explain why.

12. How often do you doodle? What do your
doodles usually look like?

13. What do you do if you can't sleep at night?
Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up
and try to do something productive?

14. Which do you do more often: hum or whistle?
Hum or whistle your answer.

15. What animal are you the most like? Why?

16. How many days could you last in solitary
confinement? How would you do it?

17. Do you save old greeting cards and letters, or
throw them all away? Why?


18. On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you sing?

19. When you're alone at home, do you wear
shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

20. What are the advantages and disadvantages of
being your height?

21. When was the last picnic you went on?
Describe it.

22. How many discount or savings coupons do
you clip in an average month? How many
expire before you use them?

23. Who's the biggest "pack rat" you know?

24. Whose autographs have you collected?

25. What's something you should throw away,
but can't? Explain.

26. What food items did you eat so far today?

27. How often do you get a haircut? Describe
your worst haircut.


28. How particular are you about the mainte-
nance of your car?

29. Who's the most famous person you have ever
met? What famous person would you most
like to meet?

30. What is your most unusual nighttime or
morning ritual?

31. How often do you read your horoscope? Do
you believe there's any truth to it?

32. What kinds of movies do you most enjoy?

33. When was the last time you stubbed your
toe so hard it brought tears to your eyes?

34. How do you get rid of pesky phone calls
from telemarketers?

35. What are you a "natural" at doing?

36. What's the story behind a time when you
got locked out?


37. When's the last time you had to give a
speech? How did it go?

38. How often do you get sick?

39. What's something valuable that you
accidentally dropped and broke? Describe
the situation.

40. What's the first thing that comes to mind
when you hear the word "fun"?

41. At amusement parks, are you drawn more to
the scariest roller coaster or the tamest merry-
go-round? Why?

42. When's the last time you square-danced or
line-danced? Rate your dancing ability on a
scale of 1 to 10.

43. What are some of the wildest animals you've
ever touched?

44. How many hours do you spend on your
computer each day? How much time do
you spend "surfing the Web"?


45. What makes you tick?

46. What has been your best work of art?
Describe it.

47. What is something mischievous you have

48. When you leave a room, do you turn the
lights off behind you or keep the lights on
throughout your house most of the time?
Explain your answer.

49. What's the worst tasting thing you've ever

50. When talking to someone while standing,
are your arms usually at your sides, in
your pockets, crossed in front of you,
or gesturing descriptively? Demonstrate
your answer.

51. What magazines do you subscribe to, and
how many of those do you actually read or
look through? Do you throw any of them
away unread?


52. Have you ever purchased anything from a
telemarketer? If so, what was it? If not, why
didn't you?

53. How frequently do you purchase lottery
tickets or mail in sweepstakes registrations?
Have you ever won anything from them?

54. What's the best New Year's resolution you've
ever made?

55. When making an entrance into a social
gathering, do you make your presence
known so everyone notices you, slip in
and look for someone you know, or sneak
in as quietly as possible and find a safe spot
to hide? Why?

56. How many hours a week do you watch
TV? Is that too little, too much, or just

57. What's your favorite kind of candy?

58. What's your strongest sense?


59. Are you most likely to finish your taxes as
soon as you receive your W - 2s or as close to
April 15 as possible? How many times have
you filed for an extension?

60. What can your friends predict you will
grumble about most?

61. Do you prefer keeping the television
channel remote in hand or giving it up?

62. How many times a day do you look at your-
self in the mirror?

63. When you travel, do you pack too much or
too little? Explain.

64. What's the wackiest belief you held as a

65. What's your favorite beverage?

66. What are the best steps you've ever taken
in an effort to improve your health?


67. When relaxing on the floor, do you sit cross-
legged, fold your legs to one side, sit with
your legs straight out in front of you, or

68. Have you ever been an audience member
for any television shows? Which ones? For
which ones would you like to be an audience

69. What's one fashion trend you hope never
comes back? Which ones have come back
that you wish hadn't?

70. What magic tricks do you know? Perform
one now.

71. What's the best (or funniest) commercial
you've ever seen?

72. When was the last time you sat on a park
bench for more than ten minutes? Describe
the occasion.

73. What's the most embarrassing thing you've
seen someone else do?


74. When something is funny, do you usually
laugh raucously, hiss, snort, chuckle quietly to
yourself, or smile and nudge the person next
to you?

75. How important is it to you that people
remember, spell, and pronounce your name
correctly? Why?

76. What's your favorite item to cook?

77. Do you usually send serious or humorous
greeting cards? Why?

78. Would you ever be interested in observing
a surgery or do you turn away when the
nurse brings out the needle? Why?

79. Which movies have you watched over and
over again?

80. What do you admire most about your best


81. What was one vacation that lasted too

82. To feel rested, how many hours of sleep do
you need each night?

83. What's one guilty pleasure you enjoy too
much to give up?

84. Who performs more random acts of
kindness than anyone else you know?
Give the details.

85. What jingle comes to your mind? Hum or
whistle it right now and see if others can
correctly guess it!

86. How many credit cards do you have? How
often do you use them?

87. How often do you leisurely eat a meal with

88. Who's the jolliest person you know?
Describe him or her.


89. What sound drives you crazy?

90. What sound lulls you to sleep?

91. Who's the smartest person you know?

92. What food do you eat for comfort?

93. How often do you read the newspaper?
Which sections do you turn to first?

94. In one sentence, how would you describe
your best friend?

95. How long, on average, does it take you
to fall asleep once you turn out the lights?

96. What items do you currently have stored
in the trunk of your car?

97. Which animals scare you most? Why?

98. What remedy for curing the common cold
works best for you?

99. Where are you ticklish? How much does it
bother you to be tickled?


100. Is the paper money in your possession
right now organized sequentially according
to denomination and with the bills right
side up and facing the same way?
Why or why not?

PERSONAL PROFILE (Personality traits and behaviors)

101. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why?

102. What drives you crazy?

103. Are you serious-minded or a jokester? Why?

104. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or
engage in it head-on? Why?

105. What was the most recent compliment you
received and savored?

106. What's something about yourself that you
hope will change, but that probably never will?

107. What's something about yourself that you
hope will never change?

108. Are you a leader or a follower? How do you

109. Are you more of a rule breaker or a rule
keeper? Why?

110. Would you describe yourself as an extrovert
or an introvert? Give an example.


111. Would you describe yourself as more of a
feeler or a thinker? Why?

112. Are you usually late, early, or on time? Why?

113. What goals have you recently set for yourself,
and how are you doing on them so far?

114. To what degree are you patriotic? How do
you express your patriotism?

115. Are you a creature of habit? Explain your

116. In what situations are you most likely to pro-

117. What books have made a big impact on you?

118. At what age do you hope to retire? Explain.

119. How much of a bargain hunter are you?

120. How much of a shopper are you? Where's
your favorite place to shop?


121. Are you ever a high-maintenance person?

122. When was the last time you really pushed
yourself to your physical limits? Explain.

123. What's one of your hobbies?

124. How much poetry have you written in your

125. How do you typically react in a sudden,
extreme, pressure-filled crisis?

126. How do you go about illuminating "blind
spots" in your life?

127. How mechanically inclined do you consider
yourself? Give an example.

128. How many different conversations can you
adequately carry on at the same time?

129. Are you a person who has a whole lot of
acquaintances or just a few very close friends?


130. How comfortable are you with uncertainty?

131. On a scale of 1 to 10, how computer savvy
are you? Explain.

132. Are you superstitious? Give an example.

133. What one word best describes your mother?

134. What one word best describes your father?

135. Do you have a collection? If so, what do you
collect and why?

136. When are you shy?

137. Do you tend to save everything or toss
everything? Why?

138. What's something you regret losing, selling,
or giving away? Explain why.

139. How absentminded do you get? Give an


140. Which is better: your short-term or your long-
term memory?

141. What's your idea of cute?

142. Are you more inclined to "build your own
empire" or "unleash the potential of others"?

143. What do you take for granted the most?

144. How often do you interrupt others while they
are talking? Give a reason for your answer.

145. When you have nothing pressing, where does
your mind drift?

146. What are your career goals?

147. How competitive are you? Explain.

148. Are you a penny-pincher or a big spender?

149. Would you describe yourself as more laid back
or more intense? Why?


150. Are you a risk taker? Why or why not?

151. Do you care more about pleasing people or
speaking the truth? Explain your answer.

152. What inspires you to write?

153. What big challenge have you taken on

154. When was the last time you wanted to
scream? Explain.

155. Do you ever double or triple check things? If
so, what?

156. What bores you?

157. What's someone's idiosyncrasy that really
bothers you?

158. What's an idiosyncrasy or strange habit that
you have?

159. On a scale of 1 to 10, how controlling a person
are you? Explain.


160. What bad habit do you wish you could break?

161. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a
perfectionist are you? Explain.

162. What's a strange occurrence you've observed
but, until now, have never (or rarely) shared
with anyone?

163. Where do you think you spend most of your

164. What do you think about more than anything

165. What books are you reading these days?

166. What allergies do you have?

167. How tolerant a person are you?

168. To what extent do others' beliefs influence
you? Why?

169. To what degree do you consider yourself
athletic? At which sports do you excel?


170. What causes you to get flustered?

171. At what time of the day do you feel your

172. What time do you usually wake up in the
morning? Do you awaken naturally or need
an alarm?

173. What fear would you like to overcome?

174. When do you most feel like a slave to

175. What do you consider your best quality?

176. Are you more task oriented or people
oriented? Why?

177. How do you feel about your age?

178. Is it more important to you to look good or
feel good? Explain.

179. What's your idea of a good time?


180. Are you a compulsive shopper or do you bring
a list and carefully consider your purchases?

181. Who is the first person you tell when some-
thing good happens to you?

182. Whom do you run to when something bad
happens in your life?

183. In what circumstances do your motor
skills short-circuit your verbal skills, and
vice versa?

184. In what situations are you most uncomfortable?

185. When are you the most at ease with yourself?

186. How good are you at multitasking? Give an

187. What do you do when you want to relax?

188. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?

189. What's something that amazes you?


190. Do you say "goodbye" quickly, slowly, or not
at all? Why?

191. What spells adventure for you?

192. What tests the limits of your sense of balance?

193. How much of a "people watcher" are you?
In what places do you find yourself "people

194. What do you like and dislike most about your
current job?

195. Whom do you call when you need a hand?

196. What is your greatest physical challenge?

197. Under what circumstances is it impossible for
you to sleep?

198. How do you best avoid conflict?

199. How accident-prone are you? Describe a
recent incident.

200. What's the most important thing about you?


PREFERENCES (Likes and dislikes, favorites)

201. What's your favorite ice-cream brand and

202. What's your all-time favorite meal, and how
often do you enjoy it?

203. What's your all-time favorite movie, and how
many times have you seen it?

204. What's your dream job?

205. When you need to confront someone,
would you rather communicate in person,
on the phone, by e-mail, or by letter?

206. Which do you prefer: the hustle and bustle
of city life or the quiet and serenity of
country life? Why?

207. Do you read or study best in silence or in
a place with background noise? Why?

208. Do you prefer exercising your mind or
your body? How frequently do you
do either?


209. Do you prefer that people shoot straight
with you or carefully temper their words?

210. Are you more of a dog person or a cat person?

211. What's your preference: plane, train, boat,
automobile, horse, or camel?

212. How far in advance do you prefer to plan?

213. What's your favorite board game? Do you
usually win?

214. Who's your favorite talk show host?

215. Are you a traveler or a homebody? Explain.

216. Do you enjoy a good debate or prefer keeping
the peace?

217. What was your favorite recess activity:
Dodgeball, Kickball, Four Square, Hopscotch,
Freeze Tag, or jump rope?


218. What's your favorite room in your home?

219. Where's your perfect dream vacation spot?

220. Where's your favorite place to take
out-of-town guests?

221. Do you prefer to thoroughly deliberate
options or decisively draw conclusions? Why?

222. What is your favorite style of music, and
how often do you listen to it?

223. What's your pick: hang glide, sky dive,
bungee jump, hot air balloon, or kite?

224. Which of the five senses do you treasure
most? Why?

225. When you find yourself in an argument, do
you prefer to leave and resolve it later or stay
and settle it right away? Why?

226. What's one thing you would rather pay
someone to do than do yourself? Why?


227. What's one book you recommend and why?

228. What annoys you most about women?

229. What annoys you most about men?

230. What do you like most about women?

231. What do you like most about men?

232. What's your favorite genre of literature?

233. What's your preferred method of getting
the news?

234. What's your favorite color? Why?

235. What's your favorite question to ask? What's
your favorite question to answer?

236. What's your favorite expression?

237. What's your all-time favorite video game?

238. What real person, dead or alive, do you wish
you could be more like? Why?


239. What's your all-time favorite band, and what
would you give to meet them?

240. What's your least favorite thing to do? Why?

241. What's your favorite subject to discuss?

242. When you fly, do you prefer to arrive at the
airport extra early or get there just in the nick
of time? Why?

243. Whom do you most admire? Why?

244. What bothers you most about perfectionists?

245. How do you prefer to give constructive
criticism? Do you typically wait for someone
to ask for it or not? Why?

246. What are your three favorite television
shows? How frequently do you watch

247. Of all the tools and gadgets you own,
which one do you most enjoy using?


248. What is one of your favorite souvenirs
brought back from your travels? Where
do you keep it?

249. What's your choice: baseball, football,
Frisbee, Hacky Sack, or boomerang?

250. What are the best and worst sounds in the world?

251. When you go to a movie, do you like to sit
in the back, middle, or front? Why?

252. Where's your favorite spot from which to
view the sunrise or sunset?

253. What's your most and least preferred forms
of exercise? Explain.

254. Growing up, what was your favorite fairy
tale or children's story? Why?

255. What's your choice: jigsaw, crossword, or
numeric puzzles?

256. What is your favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt


257. What's your favorite aroma or fragrance?

258. What's your favorite spectator sport, and how
often do you watch it?

259. What's one of your favorite summer activities
to do with family or friends?

260. Do you prefer to plan your vacation or be
spontaneous? Why?

261. What's your pleasure: horseshoes, shuffle-
board, croquet, archery, or darts?

262. What are your favorite summer and winter

263. What's your most treasured piece of jewelry?

264. What's your reaction toward people who
are outspoken about their beliefs? What
conditions cause you to dislike or, conversely,
enjoy talking with them?

265. What is something that bothers you if it is not
done perfectly? Why is that so?


266. Who is your favorite musician, and how
often have you seen him or her perform?

267. Who's your favorite comedian?

268. What's your fancy: bird watching, butterfly
collecting, flower hunting, shell gathering,
or star gazing?

269. What's your favorite fast-food restaurant
and how often do you go there?

270. What's the name of your favorite magazine?
What do you like most about it?

271. What's the worst movie you've ever seen,
and who did you see it with?

272. When driving, are you more likely to listen
to the radio, to CDs and tapes, or nothing
at all? Why?

273. What's your fancy: skateboard, roller
blades, roller skates, ice skates, or


274. What's your preferred way to meet new
people? Explain.

275. Where's your favorite place to be? Why?

276. How do you prefer to learn or memorize new

277. What's your pleasure: tennis, badminton,
volleyball, racquetball, or Ping-Pong?

278. What is your favorite day of the week? Why?

279. What's your favorite season of the year?

280. When you are home alone, do you need the
stereo, radio, or TV turned on? Or do you
prefer the quiet? Explain.

281. What's your preference: wrestling, martial
arts, boxing, or fencing?

282. Do you have a set place for everything at
home or do you simply let things stay
wherever they land? Give some examples.


283. Who's the best cook you know, and what's his
or her specialty?

284. Who's the most creative or artistic person you

285. What's your preference: motorcycle, dirt bike,
moped, mountain bike, racing bike, scooter,
or unicycle?

286. What is your favorite poem or saying? Why is
it your favorite?

287. What's your favorite quote? Why is it special
to you?

288. Do you prefer window or aisle?

289. As you fall asleep, do you prefer to be flat on
your back, curled on your side, or on your
stomach? What position are you in when
you wake up?

290. What type of museum do you most like to


291. What strikes your fancy: zoo, circus, carnival,
county fair, or parade?

292. What's your preference: cruise ship,
powerboat, sailboat, rowboat, kayak, or
inner tube?

293. What's your favorite holiday tradition?
What meaning does it have for you?

294. Where's your favorite place to go when you
want to be alone? Why?

295. Do you remember jokes very well? What's
the best joke you've heard recently?

296. Who's your favorite person in the whole
wide world? Why?

297. What's your all-time favorite town or city?

298. Do you have a favorite painting or drawing?
What makes it special to you?


299. What social issue fires you up?

300. What are the top three qualities that first
draw you to someone new?


BLAST FROM THE PAST (Past personal experiences)

301. What's one of your greatest achievements?

302. What's your favorite birthday memory?

303. Who was your best friend in high school, and
where is he or she now?

304. What was your first job? How much did you
get paid?

305. As a kid, what did you want to grow up to be?

306. What photos do you cherish from the past?
Where do you keep them now?

307. Was there ever a time when it turned out you
were right, in spite of many others who
thought otherwise? Explain the situation.

308. What one word sums up your high school

309. When was the last time you played hooky?
Explain the situation.

310. As a child, what was your idea of fun?


311. When have you experienced poor customer
service? How did you react?

312. What do you remember about your first day
of school or your first teacher?

313. What's your most memorable (good or bad)
airplane flight?

314. How many bones have you broken? Share
the details.

315. What's something you've done that surprised
even you?

316. How many times have you had stitches, and
what were the circumstances? Explain.

317. What pets did you have growing up? What
were their names?

318. Have you ever seen or called a psychic?
What was your experience like?

319. Was school easy or difficult for you?
How so?


320. What kind of kids did you hang out with in
high school?

321. Who was your favorite teacher growing up, and
what did you like most about him or her?

322. What is the best bargain you ever found?

323. What's your most treasured heirloom?

324. Can you remember the address of one of your
childhood homes? If so, what was it?

325. How have your priorities changed over time?

326. When did you get your first traffic ticket? Share
the details.

327. What's the most dangerous situation you've
encountered? How did you react?

328. How did someone plan a surprise for you?
What was your reaction?

329. What was your favorite subject in school? Why?


330. Who has made the biggest impact on you?

331. Who has been your friend the longest?
How and when did you meet him or her?

332. Did you or someone you know ever talk a
police officer out of writing a ticket? Describe
the situation.

333. Growing up, for which holidays did your
family decorate the house?

334. Have you ever helped a total stranger?
If so, how?

335. Growing up, what was your favorite comic

336. What was an act of kindness you offered or

337. Have you dreamed of flying, falling, or
running? Describe your most vivid memory
of one of these dreams.


338. Have you ever had a premonition that actually
came true? Explain.

339. Have you ever served on jury duty? If so,
what was the case about? If not, would you
like to be on a jury in the future?

340. Did a sibling or childhood peer ever tease or
torment you? Share the details.

341. What childhood accident stands out in your

342. When the "tooth fairy" came, what did you
usually get?

343. What's your favorite picnic memory?

344. Who was your least favorite teacher? Why?

345. Have you ever been let off the hook for a pun-
ishment you deserved? How did that make
you feel?

346. Did you ever cheat on a school exam?
Describe the situation.


347. What was a childhood disillusionment you

348. As a child, did you take music lessons or take
part in band or choir? Explain.

349. What "close call" did you have from the past?
Describe it.

350. What's the best advice you've ever been

351. How much trouble did you get into during
your school days? Explain.

352. As a child, did you ever peek into a wrapped
gift before you actually received it? Did you
ever get caught? Explain the details.

353. What dream has come true for you?

354. What's one of the biggest purchases you
made, and how did you negotiate the

355. What is your earliest childhood memory?


356. What nightmare woke you up in a panic?

357. How has your birth order affected you?

358. Have you ever suggested an idea for change
that was adopted? What was it?

359. What's the best prank you've ever pulled off?

360. What's the best prank someone pulled on you?

361. Growing up, for the most part, were you
respectful or disrespectful to your parents?

362. What lasting lesson did you learn from your

363. What was the last concert you attended? Who
did you go with?

364. What one new thing did you learn in the last

365. How many foreign countries have you visited?
Which one stands out in your memory?


366. How many American states have you visited
in your lifetime? Which was your favorite
and why?

367. What has frustrated you in the recent past?

368. In what sports, clubs, or activities were you
most involved during high school?

369. Who was your first boyfriend or girlfriend?
What was he or she like?

370. What is the first movie you saw in a theater?

371. What was the name of your first album/CD?

372. What's something that you did growing
up that your parents never found out

373. When were you in a situation where
something struck you as funny, but it
was inappropriate to laugh? What did
you do to suppress your laughter?
Explain the situation.


374. What's a favorite memory with your grand-

375. "Life is not measured by the number of
breaths you take, but by the moments that
take your breath away" (George Carlin).
When have you had such a moment?

376. When were you in a hospital? Describe the

377. Have you (or someone you know) ever
been on national television? Describe the

378. Have you ever participated in a long distance
walking, running, or biking event? Tell your

379. How many times did you move growing up?
Describe your experience and how it
impacted you.

380. What's the worst weather situation you've
been in? Explain.


381. How would you describe your most magical
childhood moment?

382. How would you summarize the highs and
lows of this past week?

383. What was your best or worst job interview?

384. Have you ever had a challenging roommate
situation? What was difficult about it?

385. What was your worst "nightmare" date?

386. What was your most romantic date?

387. What event in your life has brought about the
greatest life-change?

388. What was one of your most frightening

389. Was there ever a time when you or someone
you know was a victim of fraud? Explain.

390. What was the best or worst job you ever had?


391. What outside influences have had the greatest
impact on your family?

392. What's the best thing you ever built or created?

393. What's the story behind a time when a car
you were in broke down?

394. What's the most adventurous or daring thing
you have ever done?

395. What are your best or worst childhood mem-
ories of going to a zoo or circus?

396. What was a recent d้jเ vu experience?

397. Did you ever learn to swim? If so, how did
you learn? Describe your experience.

398. How would you describe one of your happiest
childhood memories?

399. What lesson did you have to learn the hard way?

400. When did you last have fresh flowers in your
home? What was the occasion?

JUST IMAGINE (Speculation and imagination)

401. If you could be invisible for a day, what
would you do?

402. If you could eliminate one weakness or
limitation in your life, what would it be?

403. If you could change anything about your
relationship with your parents, what would
it be?

404. If you could switch job responsibilities
with your boss, would you do it? Why or
why not?

405. If you were able to retrieve only one item on
the way out of your burning home, what
would that be? Explain.

406. If you could go back in time, what year would
you visit? Why?

407. If you could go anywhere for a one-day visit,
where would you go? Why?

408. If you could spend one hour doing absolutely
anything, what would you do?


409. If you had the opportunity to travel into
space, would you go? Why or why not?

410. If you had an unlimited shopping spree at
only one store, which one would you choose?

411. If you could play any instrument, what would
you choose? Why?

412. If you could talk with only one person for
the rest of your life, who would it be and

413. If you could visit with any person in history,
who would it be and why?

414. If you could do something very daring
without fear, what would you do?

415. If you could take an early retirement, what
would you do?

416. If you had the chance to go anywhere for
dinner tomorrow, where would you go?


417. If you were assured you would not fail, what
endeavor would you attempt?

418. If you could be any celebrity, who would you
want to become? Why?

419. If you won a million dollars in the lottery,
how would you spend it?

420. If you had to perform a "Stupid Human Trick"
for the David Letterman show, what would
you do?

421. If you could learn to speak a foreign
language, which one would you choose
and why?

422. If you could change one thing about your
appearance, what would it be?

423. If you could change one thing about your
personality, how would you be different?

424. If you were stranded on a deserted island,
what three "luxury items" would you most
want to have with you?


425. If you could rule the world for one day,
what would you do?

426. If you could change your occupation, what
would you do?

427. If you could give one gift to your children,
what would it be?

428. If you could live anywhere in the world,
where would it be?

429. If you were able to listen to only one
music CD ever again, what would it be
and why?

430. If you were to write a book about your life,
what would it be called?

431. If you were imprisoned and were allowed
only one book to read, what would you
choose and why?

432. If you could restore one broken relation-
ship, which one would you choose?


433. If you could bring one person back from the
dead, who would you bring back? Why?

434. If you could live your life all over again, would
you? Explain.

435. If you could possess it, what superhero's super
power would you want to have and why?

436. If you had to change your first name, what
name would you choose?

437. If you had the opportunity to start your own
business, what would you start? Why?

438. If you could cure a disease or heal a sickness,
which one would you choose? Why?

439. If you could bring peace to one country,
which one would you select? Why?

440. If you could look into the future to find out
one thing, what would you want to know?

441. If you could relive any year, what year would
you choose? Why?


442. If you could have invented one thing, what
would it have been?

443. If you could develop something that's not
been invented yet, what would you invent?

444. If you were a WWE Smackdown champion
wrestler, what would be your name and
calling card?

445. If there were no animals in our world, what
would we be missing?

446. If you were a master sculptor for a day, what
would you sculpt?

447. If you were offered free cosmetic surgery by
the best plastic surgeons in the world, would
you take it? Explain.

448. If you could rob from the rich and give to the
poor and get away with it, would you do it?

449. If you could rid the world of one evil, which
one would it be? Why?


450. If you were stranded on a deserted island,
which three people would you most want to
have join you?

451. If you could own any sports team, which one
would it be?

452. If you had the ability to compete in the
Olympics, what event would you want to
be in?

453. If you had the talent to play a professional
sport, which one would you select?

454. If you could establish one charitable
organization, what would it be?

455. If you could turn into any animal at will,
which one would you select? Why?

456. If you could read everyone's mind for one
week only, would you tell anyone or keep it a
secret? Explain.

457. If you could be a radio or television personal-
ity, what kind of program would you choose?


458. If you were in charge of ending world hunger,
where would you start?

459. If you had the time to volunteer for any
worthwhile organization, which one would
you choose? Why?

460. If you had to design a float for a parade, what
would you design?

461. If you could live forever on earth, would you
choose to do so? Explain.

462. If you were to paint a picture of your child-
hood, what colors would you use? Describe
your picture.

463. If you were on a debate team, what subject
would you relish debating?

464. If you could rid the world of one fear, what
fear would it be? Why?

465. If you could write a best-selling book, what
would you write about?


466. If you were a doctor, which field of medicine
would you specialize in? Why?

467. If you could change one thing about the
culture you live in, what would it be? Why?

468. If you were required to distribute a million
dollars any way you wanted, how would
you do it?

469. If you were to star in a movie, what would
be your ideal role?

470. If you could rewrite history, what one thing
would you change?

471. If you were forced to give up one of your
five senses, which one would you choose?

472. If you had to choose right now, who
would you select to be in your wedding

473. If you were a gifted painter, what picture
would you want to paint first?


474. If you could give some advice to all parents,
what would you say?

475. If you had to do your life over, what one thing
would you do differently? Explain.

476. If you could be any cartoon character, which
one would you be?

477. If you could make any improvement on how
cars operate, what would it be?

478. If you could teach any class on any subject,
what would you teach and to whom would
you teach it?

479. If you could wave a magic wand and stop any
one thing, what would you stop? Why?

480. If you could ask any question of the people
you're with right now and get an honest
answer, what question would you ask?

481. If you could trade places with anyone for
one week, who would you want to trade
with and why?


482. If you could make one character from any
work of fiction come to life, what character
would you select?

483. If you were a great explorer, what would
you explore?

484. If you could be a contestant on any game
show, which one would it be?

485. If you found an abandoned car with
$50,000 in the back seat, what would
you do?

486. If you could own a restaurant, what kind
would it be?

487. If you could run Hollywood, what would
you do?

488. If you could transport yourself at will between
any two destinations, which two would you
choose? Why?

489. If you could redecorate your home at no cost,
what would you wish to do?


490. If you could be any age for the rest of your
life, what age would you choose? Why?

491. If you could capture any event in history on
videotape, which one event would it be?

492. If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be?
And where would you put it?

493. If you could grant any three wishes to one
person, to whom would you grant them?

494. If you were going to a costume party next
week, what costume would you wear?

495. If you could take back something you've said,
what would it be?

496. If you were to fast-forward your life five
years, where would you be and what would
you be doing? What changes would people
see in you?

497. If you could say anything to the people you're
with right now, what would you say?


498. If you were given $100,000 to celebrate some-
one or something, who or what would you

499. If you could give one piece of advice to pass
on to the next generation, what would it be?

500. If you could hang a motto in every home,
what would it say?

VIEWPOINTS (Opinions and perspectives)

501. What does "success" mean to you?

502. Do you think there will ever be world peace?
Why or why not?

503. What's the secret to a long life?

504. Which is the greater tragedy: an innocent per-
son imprisoned or a guilty person set free?

505. How important is it to set personal goals?

506. Are people trustworthy? Explain your answer.

507. What is beauty?

508. Why do you think people live in denial?

509. What new law is needed to make the world a
better place to live?

510. How would you describe the perfect day?

511. In your opinion, what is the moral condition
of this world?


512. Why do you think divorce is so prevalent?

513. What is the ideal age to get married? Why?

514. To what extent is knowledge power, to
what extent is truth power, and what's the

515. Do you believe that the human soul is eternal?

516. What is the greatest invention the world has
ever seen?

517. What do you think is needed to make the
world a better place?

518. What advice can you give about how to
conquer fear?

519. What advice can you give about how to
relieve stress?

520. Why are some people cruel and unkind?

521. What is the difference between knowing a lot
of facts about a person and knowing someone


522. What do you think is the secret to a happy

523. Why do innocent people suffer?

524. Why do bad things happen to good people?

525. Do you believe that, for the most part, people
are basically good, basically bad, or a mixture?

526. Is seeking truth a way of life or a season of
life? Explain.

527. Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or
why not?

528. Why do you think it's so hard for people to
say they're sorry?

529. When does the end justify the means?

530. What do you think is the greatest problem of
the human race?

531. Why are bad habits so hard to break?


532. Whom do you consider the greatest president
of all time? Why?

533. What is truth?

534. What's more important, a healthy mind or a
healthy body? Why?

535. What makes a true friendship?

536. Does life imitate art or does art imitate life?

537. What is "unconditional forgiveness"?

538. To what extent is it possible to show respect
or tolerance and still disagree?

539. What does it mean when two people are said
to have "chemistry"?

540. Do you think science will offer the "final
answer" to all the world's problems? Why or
why not?

541. To what extent is cloning a moral issue? Explain.


542. When is it better to be safe than sorry?

543. What does it mean to be powerful?

544. What is the benefit of meditation?

545. Why is it sometimes hard to forgive others?

546. What's most intriguing about the Cinderella

547. How well do you receive criticism from
others? Why do most people fear honest
feedback and evaluation?

548. What does this quote mean? "He is no fool
who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what
he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)

549. What's the best approach for resolving

550. Which is more important: what you say or
how you say it? Explain your answer.

551. Do you think a sixth sense exists? Explain.


552. Do you think the end or the means is most
important? Explain.

553. When is it appropriate to resort to making a
threat? When is a threat not a threat?

554. What role does trust play in our everyday

555. What's the best way to earn another person's

556. When is it necessary to take the law into your
own hands?

557. What is the basis of your standard of right and

558. What's the best way to win back an estranged

559. What's the best way to resist peer pressure?

560. Which is greater, love of one's parents, one's
children, one's spouse, or one's friends?
Explain your answer.


561. What do you think is the most significant
event in the history of the human race?

562. How would you define "freedom"?

563. What are the best ways to inspire or motivate

564. What's the best way to delegate things to

565. In raising children, do you think it's best to
discipline by giving timeouts, discussions,
spankings, or a combination? Why?

566. What's the best way to negotiate a raise in

567. Where do you draw the line between helping
people and showing them how to help them-
selves? How do you strike that balance?

568. What's a sure way to detect when someone is


569. How do you measure contentment?

570. Why do some people resist living lives of
moral integrity?

571. What's the best way to handle another
person's hostility and ease tensions?

572. How important is physical appearance when
it comes to achieving success or getting one's
way in life?

573. Is cloning a sign of progress? Why or why not?

574. What's the age of accountability?

575. What is the secret to being content in all

576. Who's the greatest leader of all time? Why?

577. Does work really banish three great evils--
boredom, vice, and poverty? Explain.

578. What do you recommend to overcome


579. If you did something wrong, would it
make any difference that you did so
unintentionally? Would you still be
morally responsible? Explain.

580. How do you define "true love"?

581. What's the best approach to use in negotiating
a fair purchase price for a car?

582. How do you suggest overcoming negative

583. Why is it taboo to discuss personal financial

584. What's the best remedy for anxiety caused by
speaking in front of a large group of people?

585. When is failure a success?

586. Is there such a thing as a "just war"? Explain.

587. What's your position on capital punishment?

588. What is the meaning of life?


589. Why is life so hard? Why is life so

590. What's unforgivable?

591. If accumulation of money doesn't bring lasting
happiness, what does?

592. Why are people who win the lottery often
unhappier than they were before their win?

593. What happens after death?

594. What is it about human nature that tends to
stubbornly refuse the aid of someone else?

595. What is the difference between an intellectual
assent to a set of beliefs and an actual
acceptance of those beliefs?

596. What purpose do the emotions of regret,
shame, or guilt serve?

597. Do you think religious holidays have become
too commercialized by society? Why or
why not?


598. Do you think the general population is better
off or worse off than it was fifty years ago?

599. What's the difference between intelligence
and wisdom?

600. What's one thing you know for sure?


HARD-HITTING (Deep and challenging themes)

601. What's one regret you live with?

602. What do you live in denial about?

603. What phobias have you struggled with?

604. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone
who refuses to apologize?

605. What's the most serious illness or injury you
ever faced?

606. How are you different now than you were
before September 11, 2001?

607. How would you prefer to die--quickly
without warning or slowly over time?

608. What insults your intelligence?

609. What's one conviction you hold that you
would be willing to die for?

610. When is it okay to lie?

611. What's your most embarrassing moment?


612. When have you had to agree to disagree?

613. What bad habit have you broken?

614. In an emergency, which friends would you
feel the freedom to call in the middle of the

615. Where are you going?

616. What impossible task are you facing right now?

617. What fear are you trying to overcome?

618. Would most people describe you as humble or
proud? Why?

619. Have you ever violated a confidence? Describe
what happened.

620. Have you ever been falsely accused? Describe
the situation and how you felt about it.

621. What character trait are you currently trying
to improve or change?


622. Have you ever gotten caught doing some-
thing you shouldn't have done? Describe the

623. Was there ever a time when you were very
sure of something, but were later proved
wrong? Explain what happened and how
you reacted.

624. If you just found out you had only two weeks
to live, what top two or three things would
you do? Why?

625. What do you suspect people say about you
behind your back?

626. How have you been humbled? Describe the

627. When was the last time you said, "It's my
fault--I'm sorry"? Explain the situation.

628. What scares you the most about the future?

629. What hot topic usually turns into an argument
with you?


630. In what situation do you often find yourself
"walking on eggshells"?

631. What traumatic event has changed your life

632. Who's the "black sheep" of your family?
Explain the situation.

633. What one person in your life do you find the
most challenging? Explain.

634. What temptation have you successfully
resisted? Describe the situation.

635. What's something about you that no one

636. How do you comfort those who have suffered
a tragedy or loss?

637. How difficult is it for you to speak the
truth, even when it may be hurtful or

638. What was the hardest era of your life?


639. Have you found your place in this world? If
so, where is it?

640. If you died today, who would give your
eulogy, and what would be said?

641. What one thing do you fear more than any-
thing else?

642. How afraid of dying are you? Explain.

643. What's something for which you would seek

644. What was your last argument about?

645. How often do you tell little white lies? Give
an example.

646. What is your greatest weakness?

647. How do you explain death?

648. What epitaph would you want engraved on
your tombstone?


649. What kinds of things do you catch yourself
exaggerating about?

650. What lie did you tell today?

651. Have you ever felt like you were taking three
steps forward but two steps back? Explain.

652. What's the closest you've come to having an

653. What would make you totally content right

654. What is something that you failed at?

655. What mystery have you solved?

656. When you think of really living and not
merely existing, what comes to mind?

657. What's something you consider too daring
to try?

658. How at peace are you with yourself?


659. Would you want to know the date and cause
of your death? How would that information
change things for you?

660. What is the hardest thing you've ever done?

661. What do you think is your purpose in life?

662. What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever
stolen? Explain the situation.

663. What paradox (or contradiction) in life have
you had to learn to accept or embrace?

664. To what extent are you an argumentative
person? Explain.

665. Why are we here?

666. To what extent do you trust people?

667. Would you ever give up your life for a friend
or family member? Why or why not?


668. If you knew your death could save a stranger's
life, would you give up your life? Why or
why not?

669. What do you hope to discover beyond the

670. What lesson has failure taught you?

671. Is your "glass" usually half full or half empty?

672. What's the most significant loss you've

673. What's the closest you've ever come to
thinking you didn't deserve to live? Explain.

674. What's an example of your passive-aggressive

675. How do you know this world is not a dream?
Can you prove it?

676. Have you forgiven yourself for past personal
failures? Why or why not?


677. In what area of your life are you immature?

678. How do you deal with very needy people?

679. How do you most want to be remembered?

680. Did you ever witness someone die? Describe
your thoughts and feelings at that time.

681. What important competition have you lost?

682. What do you hope will be your biggest life-
time contribution to society?

683. What do you do to get "centered"?

684. Have you ever broken or spilled something in
someone else's home? Did you try to cover it
up or fix it so it would go unnoticed? Explain.

685. How healthy or unhealthy are you with
setting boundaries? Explain.

686. "I do what I don't want to do and I don't do
what I want to do." To what extent do you
relate to that statement? Explain.


687. Do you ever fear "living" as much as "dying"?

688. Was there ever a time when your blood "ran
cold?" Explain.

689. How have you dealt with loss in your life?

690. Is there such a thing as "destiny"? Why or
why not?

691. How would you graciously turn down an
invitation to go out on a date? How would
you graciously break up with someone you
were dating?

692. What positives, if any, have resulted from the
suffering you've experienced in your life?

693. How do you deal with doubt?

694. What holds you back?

695. What negative behavioral pattern has been
passed down from generation to generation
within your family?


696. What brings out your pessimistic side?

697. What's missing in your life? What one thing
would make your life complete?

698. How convinced are you that the sun will rise
tomorrow? What makes you so sure?

699. Who are you when no one's looking?

700. How hard is life? How does your life


FROM THE HEART (Feelings and emotions)

701. When was the last time you cried? Why?

702. How would you describe a time when you
felt alone in a crowd?

703. What makes you stand to your feet and cheer?

704. On a scale from 1 to 10, how happy do you
usually feel? Explain.

705. What's your most prized or sentimental
possession? Explain.

706. What or who inspires you to be all that you
can be?

707. When have you been overwhelmed with
compassion or overcome with pity?
How were you transformed by the

708. What in this world breaks your heart?

709. If you had to locate the feeling of "longing"
or "yearning" in your body, where would
you say it was?


710. Describe a time when you lost something
very valuable. How did you feel when you
finally found it or when you realized it would
never be found?

711. How do you handle anger?

712. What stresses you out?

713. What is something that always brings a smile
to your face?

714. What mood are you usually in?
Explain why.

715. What silly thing have you done in the name
of love?

716. When was the last time you helped someone
in need? Describe it.

717. What's one accomplishment that gives you
great satisfaction?

718. What was your proudest moment?


719. In relationships, are you more often the
"heartbreaker" or the "heart broken"? Why?

720. How many times have you really been in love?

721. How many times have you had a broken

722. Whom have you lost touch with but still
wonder about?

723. How have you honored your parents?

724. What's the most cowardly thing you've ever

725. Who has loved you more than anyone else in
your life?

726. What was the happiest era of your life?

727. What's the most courageous thing you've ever

728. When have you recently felt overwhelmed?
Describe the situation.


729. What one thing do you wish for more than
anything else?

730. What do you dream about most often?
How do you interpret your dreams?

731. What's the best greeting card you ever

732. How have you significantly honored another

733. What has recently made you depressed?

734. Have you ever felt excluded? Explain the
situation and how it made you feel.

735. What was the best surprise you've ever
pulled off?

736. What was the best news you've ever received?

737. When did you ever immediately "click" with
someone you just met? What was the long-
term result? To what do you attribute that
kind of connection?


738. Was there ever a time when you were in need
and someone met that need? Describe.

739. Is it better to have loved and lost or never to
have loved at all? Explain.

740. What prevents you from revealing your
emotions to others? Give an example.

741. What brings a tear to your eye?

742. When do you find yourself singing?

743. What color describes your mood right now?

744. Is there a family tradition that has a special
meaning for you? Describe it.

745. Of the following ways, how do you most like
to express your love to another person: touch,
words, gifts, time spent together, or acts of

746. Of the following ways, how do you most like
to receive expressions of love: touch, words,
gifts, time spent together, or acts of kindness?


747. When do you feel the loneliest?

748. What makes you feel like pulling the covers
back over your head and staying hidden in
bed all day long?

749. What brings out your critical side?

750. What fuels you?

751. What poem or song really moves you?
Share a line from it.

752. What's one thing that makes you really angry?

753. From what do you secretly long to be

754. What do you need to feel secure?

755. What was the greatest day of your life?

756. When you feel sad, what do you do to find


757. What objects from your childhood have you
saved? Explain why.

758. Are you ever satisfied? Why or why not?

759. Do you use the word "love" freely and often
or selectively and seldom? Explain why.

760. What's weighing heavy on your heart these

761. What do you do when a homeless person asks
you for money? How do you feel afterward?

762. When you are happy, how do you like to

763. How self-centered are you?

764. When have you had a cathartic experience
and what was the impetus?

765. Is it better to love or be loved? Why?

766. Do you believe in "love at first sight"? Why or
why not?


767. Do you believe in "soul mates"? Why or
why not?

768. How is your love for your friends different
from your love for your family?

769. What recent disappointment have you had?

770. When is the right time to demonstrate
"tough love"?

771. Is there someone in your life who has never
(or rarely) let you down? How long have you
known this person?

772. When do you feel insecure?

773. To what extent do you trust your own
judgment or gut instincts? Why?

774. What worries you?

775. How do you heal a broken heart?

776. Who have you loved more than anyone else
in your life? Explain.


777. What do you want?

778. When was the last time your heart skipped a
beat? Describe the situation.

779. When have you felt like you could "never
repay" someone? Explain.

780. What does silence feel like to you?

781. What makes you feel jealous?

782. When was the last time your heart was in
your throat? Describe the situation.

783. Was there ever a time when someone rescued
you? Describe the closest thing that comes
to mind.

784. Was there ever a time when you gave your
heart completely over to something or
someone? Describe the closest thing that
comes to mind.

785. How often do you second-guess yourself?


786. What situations cause you to hold back and
protect your heart?

787. Have you ever felt like there was no escape;
that your heart was trapped? Describe.

788. When have you felt betrayed?

789. What's your most cherished romantic

790. What fills your heart up to the bursting level?

791. When do you feel out of control?

792. Has your heart ever lied to you, or do you
think it always "tells" the truth? Explain.

793. When was a time when you felt honored?
Describe the situation.

794. How often or easily do movies make
you cry?

795. What's one question you are asking yourself
these days?


796. Growing up, what virtue did you see in your
parents that you hope to emulate?

797. How sensitive a person are you? Explain.

798. What part of your heart has never been seen
by anyone? Why?

799. Have you ever had someone do something for
you or give something to you that you did not
earn or deserve? Describe the situation and
how it made you feel.

800. What makes your heart beat fast?

SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING (Basic spiritual subjects)

801. Why do you think there are so many different
religions in the world?

802. Do you think that all the major religions are
fundamentally the same or different? Explain
your answer.

803. Do you think religion is an emotional crutch
for some people? Why or why not?

804. What do you think heaven is like?

805. What do you think most people think about
the Bible?

806. What do you think are the most common
misconceptions people have about God?

807. Do you believe the Bible is actually God's
chosen tool for communication to mankind?
Why or why not?

808. Do you believe in reincarnation? Why or
why not?

809. What do you like most about church,
synagogue, or mosque?


810. Why does God seem so distant?

811. Do you think most people are spiritually
attuned or spiritually ignorant?

812. What is your attitude toward people who
believe differently than you?

813. Do you think God exists? Why or why not?

814. If God did not exist, what practical difference
would that make in our world?

815. Is God dead? Explain.

816. Why do you think some people are skeptical
about the existence of God? Why are others
so certain he does exist?

817. Is belief in God intellectual suicide? Why or
why not?

818. Do you think it's possible for anyone to know
for sure if there is a God? Explain.

819. Why do you think that some form of religious
belief is present in virtually every culture?


820. What do you like least about religion?

821. Do you think religion is necessary? Why or
why not?

822. What are some characteristics you have heard
taught about God that you do not believe?

823. Do you think religion should be a private
matter? Why or why not?

824. Do you believe in miracles? Why or why not?

825. Do you believe God is actively involved in
our world or detached and distant from our
world? Explain.

826. How reliable do you think the Bible is as a
historical document? Explain.

827. How would you explain eternity?

828. How many different religions have you
studied in your lifetime, and which one
makes the most sense to you right now?


829. Do you believe in an afterlife? Why or why not?

830. How do you think the afterlife will be
different from this life?

831. How do you "remember your spirit"?

832. What does "being spiritual" mean to you?

833. Do you think most, if not all, wars would
cease if no religious differences existed? Why
or why not?

834. Are natural disasters God's doing? Explain.

835. How often do most people you know think
about spiritual issues? Explain your answer.

836. If God decided to visit the planet right now,
what do you think he would say or do?

837. Why do you think there are so many disagree-
ments over spiritual and religious matters?

838. How do you picture the face of God?


839. Is your image of God more like that of a
"grandfather," a "policeman," or a "mechanic"?

840. What's the central difference between
psychology and religion, or do they address
the same need in mankind? Explain.

841. What about God do you hope is true? Why?

842. What's the difference between being moral
and being spiritual?

843. Do you think that scientific discoveries will
eventually eliminate mankind's "need" for
God? Why or why not?

844. What's the greatest spiritual advice you have
ever received?

845. Given the pros and cons associated with
deeply held religious beliefs, do you think
that "religion" overall is a positive or a
negative thing?


846. Do you believe that a spiritual realm exists

outside of what can be perceived by the five
senses? Why or why not?

847. How would you define "faith"?

848. Should faith in God be "blind" or should it
require evidence? Explain.

849. What does it mean to take a "leap of faith"?
Have you ever taken one?

850. Do you believe it is possible to encounter
God in a personal way? Why or why not?

851. What, if anything, is the Bible good for?

852. What determines how much trust you will
place in a spiritual authority?

853. Do you think a person, in order to be a certain

religion, must be converted into that religion,
born into it, or both?


854. How much influence has your family heritage
had on your ultimate religious beliefs?

855. What is it that bothers you the most about
religious fanatics?

856. What are the positives and negatives of
joining a small group to discuss spiritual

857. What did you like and dislike about any
church services you've experienced?

858. Why did God start it all?

859. If you could design your own church service,
what would it look like?

860. How many different paths do you think there
are to God? Explain.

861. What is the difference between "faith" and


862. Why does merely talking about Christianity
often muster up negative images and angry

863. Generally speaking, does Christianity,
with its apparent emphasis on sin, hell,
and judgment, dwell too much on the
negative? Explain your answer.

864. What are the various ways people attempt
to earn God's forgiveness or favor?

865. What is one thing you no longer believe
about God that you believed when you
were younger? What changed your mind?

866. What's one benefit the world has gained as
a result of Jesus Christ's life and teaching

867. What's one benefit the world has gained as
a result of Muhammad's life and teaching

868. What's one benefit the world has gained as a
result of Buddha's life and teaching ministry?


869. What's your basis for deciding which,
if any, religion is right for you?

870. Do you believe there is anything to the
"power of prayer"? Explain.

871. From where does evil come?

872. Why is there so much evil in the world?

873. What do you think are some methods
God uses to communicate to people?

874. Do you believe it's possible for people
to communicate with the dead?

875. Do you believe an evil spiritual being,
such as the Devil, exists? Why or why not?

876. What is it about the Bible that most
confuses you?

877. What is your position concerning the
concept of hell?


878. If God can do anything, can he make a rock so
heavy he cannot lift it? Explain.

879. How good do you have to be to get into

880. Can a person know for sure that he or she is
going to heaven? Why or why not?

881. Do you think all religions lead to God? Why
or why not?

882. What's the difference between tolerance of all
religions and validation of all religions?

883. Do you think that in order for one religion to
be totally true, all other religions must be
completely false? Explain.

884. Do you think that ultimately, no matter what
we believe about God, we will all end up at
the same place as long as we are sincere?
Explain your answer.

885. If the world contained no religion, how might
things be different?


886. How do you react to a religious person who
attempts to proselytize you?

887. How do you define a cult?

888. Can anyone know for sure that his or her
religion is right? Explain.

889. What is your definition of a miracle?

890. If a bona fide miracle were to occur in your
life, do you think that would convince you
that some kind of intelligent Supreme Being
exists? Why or why not?

891. Why do you think most people find it
difficult, if not impossible, to believe in

892. Do you think angels and demons exist?
Why or why not?

893. What do you think angels are like, and
what is their function here on earth?

894. Do you believe you have a guardian angel?


895. What is the greatest commandment?

896. What is the greatest sin?

897. Why do some people become uncomfortable
discussing spiritual matters?

898. What factors have most influenced your
current beliefs about God?

899. What does God want from us?

900. If you could ask God to do any three things
for you, and you knew he would do them,
what would you ask him to do?


EXTREME SPIRITUAL MATTERS (Complex spiritual issues)

901. When and how often do you pray? What
motivates you to pray.

902. On a scale from 1 to 10, how close to God do
you feel? Explain.

903. Rate the level of intensity you have about
wanting to know God? Explain your answer.

904. If a dimmer switch could represent your
understanding of Christianity, how bright
would your light be?

905. Has there ever been a time you were
convinced you received direction from God?
Describe it.

906. How do you discern God's direction for
your life?

907. How has your belief or disbelief in God
affected your life?

908. What fears do you have about God?

909. What makes it difficult for you to trust God?


910. If you were to explain to a friend what it
means to know God personally, what would
you say?

911. With everything in this universe that could
consume God's time and energy, how much
do you think God really cares about what
happens in your life?

912. What is your greatest fear about what you'd
be like if God were leading your life?

913. Why doesn't God do something about evil
and suffering?

914. When have you experienced a situation
in which you believe God intervened?
Describe it.

915. What is your reaction to the Bible's claim
that Jesus is the only way to God?

916. What has been your biggest obstacle to
spiritual growth?

917. Where are you in your spiritual journey?


918. Using the compartments of a car, how
would you describe where God fits into
your life (trunk, driver's seat, back seat,
glove compartment, passenger seat, etc.)?
Explain your answer.

919. What prevents you from taking steps on
your spiritual journey now?

920. Who will be in heaven? Why?

921. If God were to step in and wipe out every
trace of evil, what would that do to the
human population? Where would that
leave you?

922. When have you seen "hell" here on earth?

923. Why do you suppose God doesn't just
eliminate Satan now?

924. Where was God when terrorists attacked
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon?

925. If you were to die today, would you go to
heaven? On what do you base your answer?


926. If you could prove beyond a reasonable doubt
that God exists, do you think you would seek
out a relationship with him?

927. If you believed in the God of the Bible, do you
think it would impact the way you lived?
Why or why not?

928. Have you ever had something you would call a
"spiritual experience"? Describe the situation.

929. What religious issues are you struggling with
these days?

930. What kinds of things do you pray about most

931. What personal religious experiences have had
the most profound impact on you?

932. How certain are you that your current belief
about God is correct? What would change that?

933. What do you think is the difference between a
religious person who makes it into heaven and
one who does not?


934. Do you think it is possible for a man to
gain the whole world and yet lose his soul?

935. What does it mean to be made in the
"image of God"?

936. What would you suggest would be the
best way for God to show his love?

937. What's your favorite Bible verse and why?

938. What's the most reassuring Bible promise
you know? Explain your answer.

939. Was there ever a time when you sincerely
wanted to know God's will regarding a
decision you needed to make? What was
the outcome? Describe the situation.

940. What season are you currently in with
regard to your spiritual life?

941. What surprises you most about Jesus Christ?


942. According to your understanding, how
would you summarize the central message
of Christianity?

943. What's something most of your friends
don't know about your spiritual side?

944. What do you think God would say to you
right now?

945. What do you think God will say to you
when you die?

946. Why do you think Jesus was born? Why
were you born?

947. What's one thing about the existence (or
nonexistence) of God that scares you?

948. The Bible says, "God is love." What does
that mean to you?

949. Who is Jesus Christ to you?

950. What's the first question you will have for
God when you die?


951. Who's the closest thing to a spiritual mentor
to you?

952. How has God demonstrated his love to you?

953. What has produced the greatest spiritual
growth in your life?

954. Have you ever prayed a prayer of desperation?
Describe the situation.

955. How have you been disillusioned by religion?

956. How comfortable are you discussing spiritual
things with others?

957. How is it possible that the death of one (Jesus
Christ) overcomes (forgives) the sins of many
(the whole human race)?

958. Do you think it is possible to have a false
sense of security about your eternal destiny?

959. What do you think it means to be "born again"?
What's your knee-jerk reaction to this term?


960. Is there something spiritual missing in your
life? Explain.

961. Do you agree with this statement: "Going
to church doesn't make you a Christian
any more than going to a garage makes
you an automobile" (Billy Sunday)? Why or
why not?

962. How would you define sin?

963. What are the repercussions of sin, if any?

964. Do you think it is possible to be indifferent
or neutral toward God without offending

965. What is your biggest personal spiritual
dilemma or challenge?

966. What do you think was the purpose of Jesus
Christ's death?

967. What reasons do you think Christianity
gives for its assertion that Jesus is the only
way to God?


968. In what ways is the Christian life difficult
or impossible to live?

969. How has God changed you?

970. What do you think God's attitude is toward

971. Do you think becoming a Christian is an
ongoing process, something that happens
at a specific point in time, or a combination
of the two? Give reasons for your answer.

972. Why should God let you into heaven?

973. Do you think God has ever used pain and
suffering to get your attention? If so, what
was he trying to get across to you?

974. How confident are you about what will
happen to you in the afterlife? Explain.

975. Do you have any fears about being wrong
about your spiritual beliefs? Explain.


976. If you were face-to-face with Jesus, what
would he say to you? Give a reason for your

977. Can hell, God's justice, and God's love all be
real at the same time? Explain your answer.

978. How comfortable would you feel about
praying out loud with someone? Why?

979. How do you distinguish God's voice from
your own thoughts?

980. What miracle do you wish God would
perform right now?

981. What's one doubt you have regarding the
existence of a Supreme Being?

982. What would Jesus do if he were in your shoes?

983. When have you experienced the closest thing
to a miracle? Describe it.

984. If you were to identify someone as a
Christian, what definitive factors would
you look for to support that claim?


985. Have you ever meditated for spiritual
purposes? If so, describe your experience.

986. Have you ever been baptized? What does
the sacrament of baptism mean to you?

987. How do you "feed your spirit"?

988. What's the closest you've come to having
an encounter with God? Describe it.

989. To what extent is your view of God
influenced by your view of your father?

990. For what are you most thankful to God?

991. In your opinion, is the Christian message
mostly "good news" or mostly "bad news"?
Explain your response.

992. When was a prayer of yours answered?
Tell about it.

993. How frequently, if ever, do you read
the Bible? What motivates you to read
the Bible?


994. What's one thing about God you don't

995. Do you make comparisons with others
on a spiritual level? Why or why not?

996. How would you describe your own moral

997. Do you believe sin causes a gap between
God and you? Why or why not?

998. Do you ever become angry with God when
things go wrong? Why or why not?

999. Do you find it easy to ignore or avoid
facing up to deep spiritual matters?
Why or why not?

1000. In what ways do your religious beliefs
impact the way you live your life?

1001. If you could ask God one question you
knew he would answer right away, what
would it be?


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