Childhood

  • Did you have a happy childhood?
  • What did you like to do when you were a child?
  • What did you look like?
  • Where were you born?
  • When were you born?
  • How old were you when you learned to ride a bicycle?
    • Did you have your own bicycle?
    • Do you remember who taught you to ride a bicycle?
    • Did you have a bad bicycle accident?
  • Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
  • What was your favorite subject? Why?
  • What was your favorite game?
    • Who did you play it with?
    • Who gave it to you?
    • When did you like to play it?
  • Do you remember anything about your personality when a child?
  • Were you good at making friends?
    • How did you make friends?
    • Did you have a lot of friends?
    • What did you enjoy doing with your friends?
  • What were some embarrassing situations when you were a child?
  • Were you a good student?
    • Did you enjoy going to school?
    • Did you get good grades?
    • Did you enjoy doing your homework?
  • What did you like about school?
  • What didn’t you like about school?
  • Who was your best friend?
    • How did you meet this friend?
    • What did you do together?
    • Do you still do things with this childhood friend?
    • What other things can you tell us about your best friend?
  • Were your parents super protective?
    • At what age could you go places by yourself?
    • Did your parents always tell you what to do?
  • Did you play outside?
    • What did you like to play?
    • How long did you play outside a day?
    • Could you play outside all year long?
  • Did you play on the streets?
    • Was it dangerous to play in the streets?
    • What kind of things did you do in the streets?
    • Did you ever have an accident while playing in the streets? What happened?
  • When you were a child, what did you want to grow up to be? Did you want to be a mother or father? A firefighter? A doctor? A scientist?
  • Can you remember specific things from your childhood clearly?
    • How old were you at the time of your first memories?
  • What kind of food did your like?
    • Did you used to eat anything or were you a picky eater?
    • What foods did you like eating?
    • What foods didn’t you like to eat?
    • Did you have any foods you hated?
  • What was your favorite toy when you were a child?
    • Who gave you this toy?
    • Did it have a name?
    • Do you still have it?
  • What was your worst punishment as a child?
  • Where did you grow up? Did you move frequently? If so, why?
  • Who took care of you when you were little? A parent? A grandparent? A nanny? A daycare center?
  • How are you similar to your parents? How are you different?
  • Describe the first memory you have of going to school.
  • Do you think children today eat too much fast food and don’t play enough sports?
  • What childhood diseases did you have?
  • Did you have any nickname? Tell us about it.
  • Were you afraid of anything? What?
  • What were your favorite cartoons and TV shows?

 

Clothes | Fashion

  • About how much money do you spend on clothes a year?
  • Do you like shopping for new clothes?
  • Do you often buy new clothes?
  • Do you prefer to go shopping or just browse? Why?
  • Do you think men should be allowed to wear skirts?
  • What piece of clothing do you spend your money on the most? Why?
  • Do you read fashion magazines?
  • Do you sometimes wear a hat?
  • Do you think it is important to wear fashionable clothes?
    • Do you think it is important to be in fashion?
  • Do you wear jewelry?
    • If so, what kind of jewelry do you wear?
    • How often do you wear jewelry?
    • What is your most valuable piece of jewelry?
  • Do you wear the same color clothes now that you wore ten years ago?
  • Do you wear the same size clothes this year as you wore last year?
  • Do you think people feel different when they wear different clothes?
  • Have you ever made your own clothes?
    • If so, what did you make?
    • Do you often make your own clothes?
  • How many pairs of gloves do you have?
  • What are some of the strangest fashions you have seen?
  • What colors do you think look good on you?
  • What colors do you think look good on your mother?
  • What did you wear yesterday?
  • What do you think of body piercing?
    • Do you have pierced ears?
    • Do you know anyone with a pierced nose?
    • Would you ever pierce your tongue?
  • What do you think of people who dye their hair green?
  • What do you think of women who wear high heel shoes?
    • Do you think high heel shoes are bad for a person’s health?
  • What fashions that you see today do you think will be out of fashion within two years?
  • What is your shoe size?
  • What kind of clothes are in fashion now?
  • What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
  • What’s the most expensive piece of clothing you have ever bought?
  • What’s your favorite color for shoes?
  • When was the last time you got dressed up?
    • Why?
    • How often do you get dressed up?
    • Do you like to get dressed up?
  • Where are some good stores to buy clothes in this area?
  • Where do you usually buy clothes?
  • Would you like to be a fashion model?

Questions on Styles, Clothing and Fashion-based Stereotypes

  • What would you think of a women who cut off all her hair and went around bald as a fashion statement?
  • What do you think of a man who is bald for fashion’s sake?
  • What do you think of women who wear short mini-skirts?
  • Do you think that the clothes we wear reflect what is inside us ?
  • What do you think of people who always and only wear black?
  • What do you think of people with tattoos?
    • Do you have a tattoo?
    • Do you know someone with a tattoo?
  • What do you think of people with body piercing?
    • Do you have pierced ears?
    • Would you pierce other parts of your body?
  • What would you think of a high school student who always wore very conservative clothes?
  • What type of clothing do you wear when you are angry and you want to express yourself?
  • What colors do you choose to wear when you are happy?
  • Would you dress the same as you do in your country if you went to America for a visit?
  • Do you dress the same when you are depressed as you do when you are very happy?
    • In what ways do you dress differently?
  • If you went out with a group of high school friends, would you dress differently then if you went out with your grandmother and her friends?
  • In what ways does your Grandmother dress differently then you?
  • When you get old do you think you will dress like your grandmother or grandfather?
  • Would you ever wear dreadlocks?
    • What do you think of the people who wear them?
  • Have you ever worn your hair braided in small braids.
    • Did anyone look at you differently because of it?
  • Would you ever wear contacts to change your eye color?
  • What is the difference in the people who choose to wear contacts and the people who choose to were glasses?
  • What do you think about women who don’t wear earrings?
  • What do you think about men who wear earrings?
    • What do you think of women who do?
  • Is it possible for women to wear too much make-up?
    • When is a person wearing to much make-up?
    • What do you think of men who wear make-up?
  • Is it possible to be beautiful without wearing any make-up, earrings or other accessories?
  • Do fashionable clothes really change the way a person looks?
  • What differences have you noticed in the fashions here and in your country?
  • What do you think of men who where tights?
  • What do you think about secondhand clothes?
    • Why do you think people buy secondhand clothes?
    • Have you ever been to a store that sells secondhand clothes?
    • Have you ever bought secondhand clothes?
    • Would you buy secondhand clothes?
  • When and where did you buy an article of clothing you’re wearing right now? Why did you choose it?
  • What would you think if the mother of the groom wore black at a wedding?
    • What would you think if a bride wore red?
    • Should a bride’s dress be long or do you think it could be the length of a regular skirt?
  • What items of clothing do you consider provocative in this country?
    • What types of clothing are provocative in your country?
    • Do you ever dress this way?
  • What do you think of men wearing high heels?
  • What do you think of women wearing high heels?
  • Why is it acceptable for women to wear men’s clothing, but not for men to dress in women’s clothing?
  • Is there a stigma attached to people who buy no-name (no brand) clothing?
  • Are some people more fashion conscious than others? What types/groups of people?
  • Have you ever bought imitation brand clothing?
  • What traditional clothes do people from your country wear?
    • When do you wear them?
    • Are they comfortable?
  • In your country do children have to wear school uniform?
    • Did you wear a school uniform?
    • Do you think wearing uniforms is a good idea?
  • What would you do or feel if you were refused entry to somewhere because of what you are wearing?
  • Do you think dress codes should be adhered to if requested on an invitation?
  • What would you wear to meet royalty or the President of your country?
  • Would you go to a fancy dress party? Why or why not?
  • How much do you spend getting ready to go to school? Work? Out with friends? To a party?
    • Do the times vary much?
  • What traditional clothes do people from your country wear?
  • When do you wear them?
  • Are they comfortable?
  • Do you think there’s a difference between” fashion ” and “style” ?
  • How often do you go clothes shopping?
    • Where do you like to go?
    • Who do you like to go with?
    • How much money do you usually spend?
    • Would you bring your husband/boyfriend with you when you go clothes shopping?
  • What do you like to shop for the most?
  • Where is your favorite shopping centre?
  • What is your favorite brand?
  • Are you a shopaholic?
  • Do you go to many shops before buying one particular item or do you just buy the first one you find?
  • Do you spend a lot of money on clothes your clothes?
  • Which type of clothes do you “collect”?
  • What’s your favorite piece of clothing?
    • How much did it cost?
    • Where did you buy your favorite piece of clothing?
  • Have you ever felt uncomfortable with what you wear?
  • Did your parents ever make you wear something you didn’t like?
  • Do you like to go shopping during the sales?
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