What is a hypothetical question? A hypothetical question is one asked out of interest that may not reflect reality. It can be a useful scientific tool that can also called a thought experiment. When talking to friends it can be fun and useful for determining moral and ethical boundaries. A great solution to standard small talk.
A collection of hypothetical questions
If you could add a 32nd flavor of ice cream what would it be?
Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Would you rather be married to someone who is 40 years older than you or 150 pounds heavier than you?
Would you rather have every detail of your love life made public or have the details of you finances made public?
Would you spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted, just for the experience of it?
What would you want your friends and family to say at your funeral?
Under what circumstances would you adopt a child?
If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be?
Would you rather have $50,000 free and clear or $150,000 that is illegal?
If you could hire out one household chore what would it be?
If you could change careers tomorrow what would you do?
If you could be famous for doing anything, what would you want it to be?
Would you accept $1,000,000 to leave your country and never set foot in it again?
If you could have free, unlimited service for one year from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, or masseuse, which would you choose?
Would you rather lose your sight or lose your hearing?
f you could bring one thing from the 1950's to the present day what would it be?
If you could go on a vacation anywhere in Europe where would it be?
If someone very close to you was in pain and terminally ill with one month left to live and wanted to die, would you help them commit suicide ?
If you could live at any time in history when would it be?
If a doctor gave you five years to live, what would you try to accomplish?
If you could live in any home on a television series, which one would it be?
If you could only eat one food, and nothing else, for three days in a row, what would it be?
If you could see 24 hours into the future what would you do with this ability?
If you could see any deceased musician perform who would you chose?
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