Altering Question Structure – while retaining the same Content
1 The following Exercise aims to help people (a) understand three different types of questions (based on the structure of a question) and (b) gain the ability to change the question type (structure) used, without changing the question content.
2 The Exercise asks the Reader to (a) classify each question listed below (starting at paragraph 7 below) into eitherDirect, Leading, or Assume Part of the Answer and (b) turn the question into the other two different types using the same question content
3 Example.IF the first exercise used the question “Do you like Ice Cream?”
(a) the first job would involve classifying the question into either Direct, Leading, or Assume Part of the Answer. This question belongs to the class – “Direct”.
(b) the second job would involve changing this question’s structure without changing its content. Turning it into a leading question would give: “You like Ice Cream don’t you?” Turning it into an Assume Part of the Answer Form would give: “How much do you like Ice Cream?”
(c) Thus you could set out your answer to the first question as under -
Leading: “You like Ice Cream don’t you?”
Assume Part of the Answer: “How much do you like Ice Cream?”
4. Please use a separate sheet of paper to answer this exercise. This sheet does not provide sufficient room.
5 Remember, for each question, you should have three answers: first,a classification of the question; second and third,an example of the original question with the same content but a different structure. Do all of this work for each question before attempting the next question.