Sometimes funny, sometimes absurd, sometimes deep. Hypothetical questions can spice up conversations and bring up random topics which would have never been mentioned otherwise.
Here is a list of hypothetical questions to stimulate your creativity, spark discussion, and maybe even make you discover something new about yourself or your friends.
What are hypothetical questions?
Hypothetical questions are questions based on imaginary scenarios. They’re used to explore possibilities, get you thinking in new directions, or get to know someone else better.
110 Hypothetical Questions
If you were the emperor of Earth, what would be the first rule that you would make?
If you were a dog, what dog breed would you be?
What would be your perfect first date and with whom? You can choose anybody and anywhere on the planet.
If you could only eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If when you die, someone takes the VR headset off of your head and asks you how the virtual life was, what’s the first thing you say?
What animal would you choose to fight against Iron Man?
If you could immediately solve any unsolved mysteries in history, what mystery would you choose and why?
If you could pick a topic to have an in-depth documentary made, what topic would you pick?
If you had infinite money, where would you live? What kind of lifestyle would you have?
If Planet Earth was in a science fair competing with other planets around the Universe, what would be Earth’s best option to showcase?
If you were a famous person, how would you handle it?
If every person would have a conspiracy theory made about them, what would be yours?
If you had to put all your money into a single asset, which one would you choose?
Before being born we can choose a single color that our eyes can see. What color would that be for you?
If you could speak a dead language, which one would be the coolest to know?
If you could go back in time three times only, where would you go, how far back, and what would you do?
If you could have a 30-minute chat with any person that ever lived on Earth (alive or dead), who would it be?
If you could choose your soulmate before you were born, who would it be?
— 19th of 110 Hypothetical Questions
If a movie was made about your life, what situation would be the climax of it?
If human beings were born with an item, which one would be yours?
What would be your plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse?
If you had to become a teacher, what discipline would you pick to teach?
If you could meet any politician in the world, who would it be and why?
If your country was a student in University, which course would it get A+ in?
If you could be famous for any reason, what reason would you like it to be?
If you could come up with a college course, what would it be?
You hit your head on a rock and now you’re only able to say a single phrase to everything for the rest of your life, what phrase would it be?
What historical event would you delete from history and why?
Dumb hypothetical question: If you were a traffic sign, what would it read?
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
if you could instantly get a PhD in a topic, what topic would you choose?
If you died tomorrow, what would be your biggest regret?
If you could choose a date and a place for when Jesus was born, when and where would you choose?
If you could pick one robot (or cyborg) from any movie to be your lifelong companion, which one would you pick?
If you could walk through walls, would you invade places? And if so, which places you would invade and why?
If you could name one human being to become immortal, who would you pick?
— 37th of 110 Hypothetical Questions
If you could go on a single date with a celebrity, which celebrity would it be?
If you rated the FRIENDS cast from best to worst, what would your list look like?
If you could only wear a single item of clothing for the rest of your life, which item would it be?
You have magically received $1,000,000 but you have to spend it in 24h. What is your plan?
If you had to invent a product that doesn’t exist yet, what would it be?
If you could travel 200 years in the future, supposing Earth and humans are still around, what would be the first place you would visit?
You have the power to magically mix three apps, what would they be?
If you received $1,000,000 for each year you would spend in a maximum-security prison, how long would you last before giving up?
If dogs could speak a human language, what would this language be and why?
If aliens promised to take you on a tour around the whole Universe but you could never come back again to Earth, would you go? Why/why not?
You have the power to create your perfect world for yourself to live in, just like in the Matrix, what would it look like and who would be in it?
If you could name famous people to die in 2021, who would they be?
If you had to pick a horror movie to live in for a night, what movie would it be and what’s your survival plan?
If you were sent to space and you could only take 2 items, what would you choose to take?
If you had a dollar every time you apologized for something you did, what thing you would do would make you the richest?
You can have everything you have ever wanted or an extra life on Earth where you come back remembering it all. What would you choose and why?
Funny hypothetical question: You just became a ghost. What’s the first thing you do?
If you were assigned to pick a spot on Earth where an atomic bomb would be dropped. Where would it be and why?
If you could remove all suffering at the cost of removing all happiness, would you still do it?
If you could own any social media platform, which one would it be and what would you change about it?
If you could be a fly on the wall of any restricted place, what would that place be?
If you had $1,000,000 dollars but could only spend $1 on yourself, what would you do with the other $999,999?
If you had to live for a year in the last video game you played, what video game would it be and how would your life be on there?
If you could make a weird thing socially acceptable, what would that thing be?
If you built a secret bunker in your backyard, what would you keep on it?
If you could bring back any cancelled TV show, what would it be?
If you were offered millions of dollars to be locked in a room for 40 minutes with a 50/50 chance when you leave the room, you will either be 40 days or 40 years in the future. Would you do it? Why or why not?
— 64th of 110 Hypothetical Questions
If you were given your own brand-new planet and you could create any form of life in it, which would be the first one?
If you had to invent a new flavor of ice cream – one that doesn’t exist – what would it be?
If you had the power to make a company or corporation disappear as if it never existed, which one would you choose?
If you woke up one morning in the perfect version of your body, what would be the first thing you would do?
If you had the power to turn an unhealthy food or drink into healthy, which one would you pick and why?
If you could make any animal or monster from any video game or movie as your loyal pet forever, which would you choose?
If happiness has a flavor, what would it taste like?
If you weren’t related to your brothers and sisters, would you still be friends with them? Why or why not?
If you could permanently delete any invention from history, what would it be?
If your life had its own national anthem, what would it be?
If your brain was a room, what would it look like inside?
You have 10 minutes to ride a paperclip in your home. A detective will come and will look for it during 24h, if they don’t, then you win a certain amount of money. Where would you hide it?
If you suddenly woke up 15 years in the past, you’re child/teenage yourself once again, but you still keep your current memories and experiences. What would you do?
If you had to choose between being the tallest or the shortest person on the planet, which one would you choose and why?
If you could choose one thing from science fiction to exist in the real world, what would it be?
If cars could have any shape or forms, what kind of cars would you like to see in the streets?
If someone told you “say a movie quote!”, what is the first that comes to your mind?
If you could pick a sixth sense to have, which one would it be?
— 82nd of 110 Hypothetical Questions
If animals could go to University and could actually graduate and get degrees, which animals would you choose with each profession?
If you could have a person narrating your life out loud 24/7, who would this person be?
If you could see an invisible measuring scale above everybody’s heads, what would you want that scale to show?
If you learned you could be completely immune to disease and sickness, what would you choose?
If you could create any law that is applicable to everybody else but not to you, what would it be?
If you could make a song suddenly play on someone’s phone without them being able to stop it, which song would you choose?
If you could design one giant room that people would come to have the best experience of their lives, what would that room be like?
If you could communicate to your cat/dog but instead you would never be able to talk to your best (human) friend, would you take it? Why?
If you had the ability to shapeshift into anything you want, what would be the first thing you would try to become?
If adult humans were the “cocoon” phase that butterflies have, what would the final fully mature form of humans look like?
If you had to go live on national TV for 1 hour, what would you talk or do during that time?
If you were stuck in a supermarket for a whole night and you’re allowed to consume anything you choose for free, what would you do?
You find a book and as you keep reading it, you discover it’s actually about your life. You get to the point where you are right now (reading the book), do you flip the page and keep reading or do you stop? Why?
What would the world be like if babies were born knowing about everything we already know as adults?
Everybody has a button which when you press it, it does something. What does your button do?
Would you rather have no elbows or no knees? Why?
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
If you could start a secret society, what would it be about and who would its members be?
If you had to give up your favorite food to keep your phone or computer, would you?
— 100th of 110 Hypothetical Questions
Would you accept a $50k a week job offer if it meant you would get paid to sit in a pitch black room with nothing to do for 8 hours every day?
If you had to describe your life in 10 seconds, what would you say?
Would you rather know all the languages in the world or know how to play every instrument in the world? Why?
If animals had evolved just as much as human beings, what would be the dominating species on Earth today?
If you could choose between having an amazing chef, a driver, or a masseuse at your service for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
In your next reincarnation, you will come back as an object, just you can choose which one. Which one would you choose?
If you had to give up one sense (hearing, smell, sight, taste, touch) which would you choose?
You have to go back to medieval times and you can only take one object from our times. What object would it be?
You’re invited to be one of the first people to live on Mars, rent-free, and have everything you need provided to you for the rest of your life, but you can’t come back to Earth. Would you go?
Would you rather know a little about a lot or a lot about a little?