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Childhood Interview-questions


Question Posted Sunday March 19 2006, 2:57 pm

Hey folks :)

I need to interview someone about their childhood. And it needs to be a very long interview, problem is, I have no clue what to ask. Can anyone think of an INTERESTING question? Something that would really get a readers attention. I mean, if the reader is someone who does not know the person I'm interviewing..it's sort of hard to make it interesting, when that's the case. So any suggestions?

I'd appreciate it.

Thank you bunches :)


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lulabelle answered Sunday March 19 2006, 5:06 pm:
That actually sounds like a fun project. If you are able to use anyone you want I'm sure there is someone out there that you have wanted to know certain things about and you can use them. Ask them all the questions you've always been wondering about. If it's a grandparent you can ask them about their first love. Look into the history that was developing during their lifetime, such as the 60's. Ask them what they were doing during this time and how they felt about the political climate of those days. There's Viet Nam, Peace Marches, love inns, etc. If it's a parent you can look at the history going on during their formative years as well and ask them how they felt about it too. Some other questions that come to my mind are: What is your first memory about? How old were you when you had this experience? Do you remember your first friend? What did y'all use to do? What kind of games did you play when you were in preschool? Did you enjoy preschool? What is your first traumatic experience that you remember? Who was there? What is your first happy experience you remember? Who was there? What were some of your greatest adventures you had when you were a child? Did your parent every falsely accuse you of anything and punish you for it? What were their parents like? How did you like High School? Did you belong to any clubs? If so, what did you do in the club? What was your first dance like? What was your first prom like? What kind of music are or where you into? Did you play any sports in High School? If so what were they? What was your proudest moment in life/sports? What dreams did you have when you were young? Did you achieve them? If not, what kept it from happening? How was college life? Did you live on campus or off campus? Did you belong to a seroity/fraternity? What was the initiation like? What were the parties like? Did you get into trouble when you were in school (high school/college). How did you meet your significant other? What attracted you to them? What was your most romantic experience? Did you think when you were young that life would be like what it has turned out to be? What were your grades like when you were in school? Who were your best friends in school (high school/college). Did any of your friends ever betray you? What did they do? How did you feel? How was if resolved, if ever? Do you know where that person is today...These are just a few of the questions that come to my mind. You will know the person you are asking questions of. With each of these questions you can expand on them with more questions depending upon their answers. They will come to you. Simply relax and go with it. It will come to you. You can make an interesting paper out of any of these questions. You can put a kind of Tom Sawyer slant on their life when they were young. Me for example? I grew up in the 60s and in Mississippi. Martin Luther had a peace march past my house. I wasn't allowed to go outside and play that day because my parents were afraid someone would turn it into something other than peaceful. How did I feel about that? I was aggravated because I couldn’t understand what all the commotion was about. I also knew instinctively that I was growing up during one of the most exciting times in history. Where was I when President Kennedy was assassinated? In school and we were let out early. All my friends were made to stay inside and watch everything on TV and I wanted to be outside and playing. See how that can work? Good luck on your project and don't let your mind freeze up on you.



Namaste!



LULABELLE

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OnlyTheRightAnswers answered Sunday March 19 2006, 4:45 pm:
You could ask them about their favorite summer from childhood since that's usually the big excitement when you're young. Ask them to tell you about the type of things they did and what made it so special and better than the rest. Good luck on your project!

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TheLoveDoctor answered Sunday March 19 2006, 4:25 pm:
ask them about a big event that has happened in their life, about their first true love, their first words (b/c it's usually something funny), their favorite football team or if they could go back in time, what would they do over

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Saynotogymclass answered Sunday March 19 2006, 4:22 pm:
Are there any people or events that you've met/encounered that have helped you to be who you are now?

Who did you turn to for help as a child?

Many times a person's childhood is a base for their career and their entire life. You can think of questions based on that:)

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DeadMemories answered Sunday March 19 2006, 3:50 pm:
It probably would be hard. So here is a few questions:

What was it like growing up?

Did you have chores?

Was your parents nice?

What kind of chores did you do?

Since I don't know if your asking this to a younger person or an older person. Sorry about the questions.

-GD

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