Closed-ended questions: This type of question has only one correct answer. It may be a short one word, such as ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or other factual information which may be quite detailed. For example, “Are you hungry?”, “Where do you live?”
Open-ended questions: (Interpretive or evaluative) These types of questions have more than one right answer. They probe for a person’s knowledge, opinions, or feelings.
- Interpretive questions must be supported with evidence
Example: “What economic factors helped the North win the Civil War?
2) Evaluative questions ask for opinion, belief, or point of view and have
no wrong answers. “What superhero has the greatest powers?”
"Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions"- QFT Technique by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana
Asking Questions and Question Game Types of questions, Structure of Questions, Questions Game
Activity: Mapping with questions: click on blue weblink, “Mapping” under “Leading a Discussion” section of website above.