An open question is a question that allows for an endless infinite number of answers:
- What is your opinion on open source software?
- Why do you wear a red cap?
- Would you mind to tell me your personal history?
- Could you explain the making of bread?
A closed question only has a limited number of answers:
- Where do you live?
- How old are you?
- What is your name?
- How many children are in your classroom?
- Do you like peanut butter?
- Are you afraid of bears?
Use of open questions
If you want to talk, try to use a lot of open questions, for people will tell a story if you ask the right open question. A closed question is not a problem, but most people just answer the question and become silent again.
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