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9 Examples of an Open-Ended Question

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An open-ended question is a question that allows for an answer with wide scope. These tend to be exploratory in nature and allow for creative and expansive answers.


Tell me about yourself.
What are your interests?
Why are you interested in this company?
What worries you most?
Are you a risk-taker?
What matters most? Why?
If you could stop time, what would you do?
Why does it seem so difficult to solve [big problem or issue]?
Overview: Open-Ended Question
A question that requests an answer with wide scope.
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