1. Direct questions Editar

The direct questions are those that are made to an individual in a clear way, without detours. It goes straight to the point and the person who receives the question knows for sure what is the reason for the question that is being asked. For example: It's raining ... Are you taking me home in your car?

2. Indirect questions. Editar

These types of questions do not have the same format as the previous ones, because they are more hidden and the message is not as explicit. They are formulated within a compound sentence and the main phrase is not interrogative. Indirect questions do not appear between the two question marks. For example: It's raining ... I'd like you to take me home by car.

3. Open questions Editar

These are questions that tend to be like that. For example: What is the difference between love and infatuation? The participant of an examination can state his opinion without any restriction.

4. Closed questions or type test. Editar

Closed questions are used more frequently in questionnaires and exams. A question is asked and several response options are given. The person who has to respond must choose from a series of options.

For example: What color is the banana peel?

  1. green
  2. Red
  3. Yellow
  4. blue
  5. Mixed questions

This type of questions translates into this name because of the characteristics of the previous two (open questions or closed questions). In other words, these questions have certain restrictions.

Example #1 Editar

What is the reason for your stay in our hotel complex?

  1. 1. work
  2. 2. Tourism
  3. 3. Other (explain) ...
  4. 6. Dichotomous questions.

Dichotomous questions are a type of question. We can only choose between two response options.

Example #2 Editar

Do you feel tired most of the day?

  1. 1. yes
  2. 2. No
  3. 7. Multiple response questions.

Similar to the previous ones because they are a kind of closed question. If the above answers are only one option to answer between two answers, the multiple choice questions allow you to choose between a greater variety of competences.

Example #3 Editar

What kind of disorder does depression belong to?

1. a) Psychotic disorder

2. b) Mood Disorder

3. c) Anxiety disorder

4. d) Eating disorder

8. Likert scale questions

The questions of scale are the opinion questions that are used in surveys and examinations, and that have the objective of weighing the attitudes or reactions of people through a comparable scale. A series of response options appear, from "Strongly Agree" to "Strongly Disagree". Sometimes it is possible to find a sexual option, "Not applicable.

Example #4 Editar

Is work safety a privilege for wealthy people?

1. Strongly disagree

2. Disagree

3. Undecided



4. in agreement

5. Strongly agree

9. Questions to fill in blanks.

These types of questions have a different format than the previous ones. It is a phrase or a paragraph with a blank space so that the person who must answer fill in this space (or spaces) with the word or words that are missing.

Example #5 Editar

Fill with the correct verb tense: Juan (to walk) .......... Through the park when the child had the mishap with the swing.

10. Short answer questions. Editar

This type of questions opens with a short phrase. For example: How many anxiety disorders can be found in the DSM-IV? (Make a list of the different disorders)

Questions according to the theme

Depending on the subject or the content, the questions can be of different kinds. They are the following.

11. Evaluation questions Editar

Evaluative questions allow, as the name suggests, the evaluation on the subject, the sea on knowledge, the ability to reason mathematically or questions about attitudes or values.

Example #6 Editar

Is Fluoxetine (Prozac) a Selective Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitor (ISRN)?

1. true

2. False

12. Existential questions.

Existential questions are a type of self-questions that we formulate ourselves. They aim to search for meaning in our lives and we try to find out what we do in this world and what our essence is. The questions are very deep.

13. Socratic questions Editar

Socratic questions are a type of questions that are used in coaching and that have their origin in Socrates. These are questions that invite self-reflection, that make a way of thinking and that make the person deeply analyze the situation. For example: Why would someone have to assume

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