47 Questions to Ask Your Mentee

Are you a mentor? Getting to know someone and finding things to talk about can be difficult. Try out some of the questions on this list to get to know your mentee better.


1. What is your favorite thing to eat?
2. What is one food that you will not eat?
3. If you could travel to space, would you go?
4. If you could speak any language, what would it be and why?
5. Have you ever been to a hospital? Why?
6. What physical feature do you least like about yourself?
7. If you had to pick one hero, who would it be?
8. If you could pick one thing to change about your school or job, what would it be?
9. Describe a time when you wanted to quit, but didn't.
10. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
11. Mention one goal. When do you hope to accomplish it?
12. If you could pick any career, what would you want to be?
13. Do you want to be famous? Why or why not?
14. If you could become a character in a TV show or movie, who would you chose to be?
15. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?  Why?
16. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
17. What is your favorite sport? Do you play or just watch?
18. Do you play an instrument?
19. What is your favorite song?
20. What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?
21. What makes your family unique from others?
22. Are you like your parents or different? How?
23. When you think back to your childhood, what was the hardest part about being a kid?
24. What do you miss most about being a kid?
25. Who is the one person that helped to make you who you are today?
26. Do you know how you got your name?
27. Do you like your name?
28. Do you have a nickname? What is it?
29. Have you been on a roller coaster? What did it feel like?
30. Do you know any jokes? If so, tell me one.
31. What is the one thing that makes you laugh the hardest?
32. What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
34. When was the last time you were nervous?
35. What is your biggest fear or worry?
36. If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
37. What is your favorite outfit to wear?
38. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
39. What is the main thing that makes you unique?
40. What makes you a good person?
41. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
42. If you could predict the future, what would you do with that knowledge?
43. Has anyone close to you passed away?
44. Describe a time you got into trouble.
45. Reflect on the characteristics of your best friend. What makes him or her so special?
46. If you could become anyone's friend that you want, who would you choose?
47. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?