Open-Ended Question

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An Open-Ended Question is a question with a large question response set.




  • (Wikipedia, 2022) ⇒ Retrieved:2022-7-11.
    • An open question (also called a variable question,[1] non-polar question, or special question[2]) admits indefinitely many possible answers. For example:
      Where should we go for lunch?
    • In English, these are typically embodied in a closed interrogative clause, which uses an interrogative word such as when, who, or what. These are also called wh-words, and for this reason open questions may also be called wh-questions.


  • (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ Retrieved:2014-7-11.
    • … The other main type of question (other than yes–no questions) is those called wh-questions (or non-polar questions). These use interrogative words (wh-words) such as when, which, who, how, etc. to specify the information that is desired. (In some languages the formation of such questions may involve wh-movement – see the section below for grammatical description.) The name derives from the fact that most of the English interrogative words (with the exception of how) begin with the letters wh. These are the types of question sometimes referred to in journalism and other investigative contexts as the Five Ws.


  • (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ Retrieved:2014-4-12.
    • … Open-ended questions are sometimes phrased as a statement which requires a response.

      Examples of open-ended questions:

      • Tell me about your relationship with your supervisor.
      • How do you see your future?
      • Tell me about the children in this photograph.
      • What is the purpose of government?
      • Why did you choose that answer?

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