1. If a classmate asked you for the answer to a question during an exam while the teacher was not looking, what would you do?
  2. If electricity weren’t invented yet, how would your life be different?
  3. If one song were to describe your life, what song would it be?
  4. If only one book existed, which book would you like it to be?
  5. If someone’s underwear was showing, would you tell them?
  6. If the U.S. attacked North Korea, what would happen?
  7. If the whole world were listening, what would you say?
  8. If tomorrow morning when you get up, you can’t find people on the streets, in the city, or in the country and later you discover you are the only human being on the earth.
  9. If we could live for 300 years, what would life be like?
  10. If you bumped your car into another car, but nobody saw you do it, would you leave your name and address?
  11. If you could ask an All-Knowing Being one question about life, what would it be?
  12. If you could ask God any one question, what would it be?
  13. If you could be a bird, what bird would you choose to be?
  14. If you could be a character from a movie, who would you be and why?
  15. If you could be a plant, what plant would you choose to be?
  16. If you could be a super hero, which super hero would you be?
  17. If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
  18. If you could be another man or woman for a day, who would you choose?
  19. If you could be another person for a day, who would you be?
  20. If you could be famous (a household name), what would you like to be famous for?
  21. If you could be famous throughout history for one thing, what would it be?
  22. If you could be famous, but poor forever would you do it?
  23. If you could be God, what would you do for humanity?
  24. If you could be invisible for a day what would you do and why?
  25. If you could be married with a foreign (man/woman), how do you think your life would change?
  26. If you could change one thing about your life what would it be and why?
  27. If you could change one thing about your spouse or significant other, what would it be?
  28. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  29. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
  30. If you could change one thing that you did that was bad, perhaps a crime or some wrong you did to another person, what would it be?
  31. If you could change sexes for a day, would you? What would you do if you did a swap?
  32. If you could choose how you were going to die, what would you choose your death to be?
  33. If you could choose to live anywhere in the world where would you prefer to live?
  34. If you could choose to live on a different planet, which one would you choose?
  35. If you could commit any crime and get away with it, what would you do?
  36. If you could date a celebrity, who would you choose?
  37. If you could do any job, what would you like to do?
  38. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your what food would you choose and why?
  39. If you could go back to any moment in history, where would you go?
  40. If you could have a free chip put in your brain so that you would automatically be able to speak and understand another language besides English, which language would it be and why?
  41. If you could have a party and invite anyone (dead or alive), which people would you invite?
  42. If you could have any car you wanted, which car would you choose? Would it be practical or flashy?
  43. If you could have any one supernatural power (flying, being invisible), which would you choose and why?
  44. If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive), who would you choose, and why?
  45. If you could have only one food for the rest of your life (assuming that this strange situation would not affect your health), which food would you choose?
  46. If you could have the chance to re-choose your spouse, what kind would you choose?
  47. If you could hear what someone is thinking for a day, who would you choose?
  48. If you could know every language in the world, but you would never be able to use your native language again, would you?
  49. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
  50. If you could live forever on earth as it is now, would you? Why or why not?
  51. If you could live perfectly well without sleeping if you had no need to sleep at all, how would you spend all your nights?
  52. If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
  53. If you could move anywhere, where would you like to live?
  54. If you could neglect one personal hygiene routine (shaving, brushing your teeth, cutting your nails, etc.) without any adverse effect on your image or health, what would you choose?
  55. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which song would you choose?
  56. If you could only see three people for the rest of your life who would it be?
  57. If you could receive praise from a person, what person would it be? What kind of praise would you like to receive?
  58. If you could relive any moment in your life which moment would it be and why?
  59. If you could say a sentence which the whole world could hear, what would you say?
  60. If you could solve the problem of hunger in the third world or repair the ozone, which would you do?
  61. If you could speak any other language (besides English) which language would you like to speak?
  62. If you could spend a day with any celebrity, who would it be and what questions would you ask that person?
  63. If you could stop a bad habit that you have, what would you stop?
  64. If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world for any length of time, where would you go?
  65. If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
  66. If you didn’t have enough money to get the bus home what would you do?
  67. If you discovered a new island, what would you name it and why?
  68. If you found a suitcase full of $1,000,000, what would you do?
  69. If you found a wallet with $1,000 in it, what would you do?
  70. If you got arrested for murder, whom would you call with your telephone call from prison? And why?
  71. If you got into a traffic accident, what would you do first?
  72. If you had 25-hour days (while everyone else continued to have 24-hour days), what would you do with the extra time?
  73. If you had a chance to choose a poor (man/woman) as a (husband/wife) from your culture or a rich (man/woman) from another culture, which would you choose?
  74. If you had a time machine and you could be transported to any time, the past or the future. What time would you choose?
  75. If you had an accident and you had to be at home to recover for a long time, what would you do to relieve the boredom?
  76. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
  77. If you had only 24 hours to live, what would you do?
  78. If you had the opportunity to be different, what would you change?
  79. If you had a time machine, where would you go and why?
  80. If you had to choose between a wonderful romantic relationship that would end after only a year or a so-so relationship that would last your entire life, which one would you choose?
  81. If you had to choose between love and no money or money and no love for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
  82. If you had to choose, would you give up your sight or your hearing?
  83. If you had to lose an arm or a leg, which would you choose? Why?
  84. If you had to spend 100 days on a desert island, what five things would you take with you and why?
  85. If you lost your bathing suit while you were swimming, what would you do?
  86. If you received lottery tickets as a gift at the office party, and you won $30,000.00, would you share the winnings with the person that gave you the gift?
  87. If you saw a robbery, would you report it?
  88. If you saw someone in public with toilet paper stuck to their shoe, would you tell them?
  89. If you saw your zipper was down and people had noticed, what would you do?
  90. If you speak two languages and your spouse (husband or wife) speaks only one, will you raise your children to be bilingual?
  91. If you went to the toilet and then discovered that there was no paper, what would you do?
  92. If you were a color, what color would you be and why?
  93. If you were a famous film star, what crazy things would you ask for in your dressing room?
  94. If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be and why?
  95. If you were a hotdog and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
  96. If you were a loin would you like to eat a man?
  97. If you were a monster, what monster would you be?
  98. If you were a toy, what toy would you be?
  99. If you were abducted by aliens, would you tell anybody? Why or why not?
  100. If you were American/Chinese/Mexican, how would your life be different?
  101. If you were an English teacher, what would you do to improve your students’ English?
  102. If you were asked to choose which time period you would like to live in, which century would you choose?
  103. If you were asked to speak to a graduating class, what would you say?
  104. If you were candy, what candy would you be?
  105. If you were down on your luck, would you seek the advice of a palm reader,
  106. If you were given a chance to go to the moon, would you go? Why or why not?
  107. If you were given a choice between being given great wisdom or great wealth, which would you choose?
  108. If you were given a choice to live as long as you want, how long would you like to live?
  109. If you were given an opportunity to be born again, in which country would you like to be born?
  110. If you were given an opportunity to be born again, what kind of person would you choose to be?
  111. If you were given a choice to live as long as you like, how long would you like to live?
  112. If you were given one million dollars, what would you buy?
  113. If you were given the opportunity to be born again, how would you change how you lived?
  114. If you were given the opportunity to mold your partner the way you wanted, how would you mold your partner?
  115. If you were given three wishes, what would you wish for?
  116. If you were God, how would you transmit or let people know your message?
  117. If you were going to a deserted island and could only take three things with you, what would you take? Why?
  118. If you were in the bank and somebody started to hold up the bank, what would you do? How would you react?
  119. If you were invited to have tea with the Queen of England, what would say?
  120. If you were marooned on a desert island with one other person how would you survive?
  121. If you were offered a job in another part of the country, would you be willing to take the job, assuming that the pay is very good?
  122. If you were on holiday and you lost your passport, would you know what to do?
  123. If you were the leader of your country, what would you change?
  124. If you were the President of the United States, what problem or concern would you work on first?
  125. If you were the President of the USA for a day, what would you do?
  126. If you were the Queen or King of Britain for a day, what would you do?
  127. If you were to be killed, what part of your body would you donate and why?
  128. If you were told that you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
  129. If you were told you had a terminal illness and had six months to live. What three things would be most important for you to do?
  130. If you were walking through the forest and you suddenly saw a tiger, what would you do?
  131. If you woke up in bed and saw a huge spider walking over you, what would you do?
  132. If you woke up one morning in another country surrounded by people who spoke no English and with only the clothes you slept in, what would you do?
  133. If you woke up one morning to find you had switched bodies with someone you know. what would you do?
  134. If you woke up suddenly because your house was on fire, which three things would you save as you run outside?
  135. If you worked for a store and you saw another employee steal something, would you tell the manager?
  136. If you would have a chance would you change something in history, risking that, your parents never will meet with each other and you never will be born?
  137. If you could stop time, what would you do and why?
  138. If you-you to kill a highly religious figure to save your terminal son. Would you do it?
  139. If your car broke down on the motorway, what would you do? Would you try to fix it yourself?
  140. If your doctor has just told you that you have a month to live, what would you do in that stretch of time?
  141. If your friend could not have a child, would you carry her child for her?
  142. If your partner were offered a job in another part of the country, which was well paid, would you be willing to change places?
  143. If your spouse cheated on you, what would you do?
  144. What if you could relive any moment in your life which moment would it be and why?
  145. What if you have to sacrifice yourself for the sake of saving your mother? What would you do?
  146. What if your cell phone fell in the toilet, what would you do?
  147. What would you do if you found the wallet of your next door neighbor who you hated?
  148. What would you do if you were at home at night alone and you heard a noise in your flat/house that seemed to be footsteps? Would you stay calm or would you panic?

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