261 Versatile Hot Seat Questions from Funny to Philosophical

Zhun Yee Chew

Zhun Yee Chew

261 Versatile Hot Seat Questions from Funny to Philosophical

Tired of asking boring and awkward questions like “What do you do for a living?” or “What are your favorite pastime hobbies?” during game nights, gatherings and events? Up your game by asking hot seat questions that can immediately elevate the quality of your conversation. 

In this article, we have curated 261 versatile hot seat questions. These hot seat questions range from amusing ones, guaranteed to break even the toughest ice, to intelligent and intense ones, known to pierce through even the most impenetrable minds, as well as spicy ones, promise to instantly add heat to the room.

So, dive in now, pick your favorites, and watch as these questions effortlessly bring warmth to even the chilliest seats!

What Are Hot Seat Questions?

Hot seat questions are tricky or thought-provoking inquiries designed to prompt deep thinking or a bit of discomfort. They are versatile and can be applied in various settings, ranging from casual social gatherings, classroom teaching to serious interviews. The purpose of hot seat questions is to test a person’s ability to think on their feet, showcase their knowledge, and perform under pressure. Moreover, they provide an opportunity to understand someone on a deeper level. Hot seat questions cover a wide range of topics, challenging individuals to contemplate imaginary scenarios, evaluate their ethical stances, or demonstrate expertise in a particular subject.

Hot seat questions for any occasions

How to Play Hot Seat?

The Traditional Way

  1. Choose one player to occupy the “Hot Seat” chair and set a 5-minute timer. 
  2. The remaining participants take turns posing a rapid succession of hot seat questions to the featured player. 
  3. Once the time elapses, the “hot seat” shifts to another player, who then responds to a fresh set of hot seat questions. 
  4. Repeat this cycle until each group member has had their opportunity. 

The (Cooler) Digital and Gamified Way

  1. Download ClassPoint.
  2. Group the players into 2 teams using ClassPoint’s Name Picker or Grouping feature.
  3. Add these Hot Seat questions into your PowerPoint slides. 
  4. Insert Short Answer quiz button from the ClassPoint tab located in your PowerPoint ribbon.
  5. Enter slideshow mode and start the quiz by clicking on the quiz buttons.
  6. Participants can begin submitting their responses through their devices via classpoint.app.
  7. Award stars and points based on how satisfactory the answers are. 
  8. Reveal the leaderboard at the end to reveal the winning team and members. 

ROFL with These Funny Hot Seat Questions

Funny Hot Seat Questions for Friends

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  1. If you could have any celebrity be your personal assistant for a day, who would it be, and what ridiculous tasks would you assign them?
  2. What’s the silliest nickname you’ve ever been given, and how did you earn it?
  3. Share the most embarrassing moment from your childhood that still makes you laugh today.
  4. Share a funny or bizarre talent you possess that not many people know about.
  5. What’s the strangest item you have in your closet right now, and is there a story behind it?
  6. If you had to perform a stand-up comedy routine, what would be your opening joke?
  7. What’s your most embarrassing guilty pleasure song, and would you sing a snippet for us?
  8. If you had to create a meme based on your last embarrassing moment, what would the caption be?
  9. If you could switch lives with a vegetable for a day, which one would it be and why?
  10. If your pet could write a Yelp review about you, what do you think it would say?
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Funny Hot Seat Questions for Family

  1. If our family were a group of animals, what animals would each family member be, and why?
  2. If our family owned a restaurant, what would be the funniest item on the menu, and how would it be described?
  3. If each family member had a catchphrase, what would it be, and when would they use it?
  4. Describe the most ridiculous outfit you’ve seen a family member wear and the story behind it.
  5. Tell a story about a time when a family member’s embarrassing moment became an instant classic.
  6. If our family were a group of aliens visiting Earth, what comical misconceptions would we have about human life?
  7. If you could switch places with any family member for a day, who would it be and why?

Funny Hot Seat Questions for Work/Colleagues

  1. If we had an office mascot, what would it be?
  2. If our team were a group of characters in a cartoon, what wacky adventures would we embark on during the workday?
  3. Describe a day at the office where everyone swapped job roles. What chaos would ensue?
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  1. Describe the funniest email mishap or autocorrect fail you’ve witnessed in the workplace.
  2. If each colleague were a character in a mockumentary, what would their exaggerated workplace persona be like?
  3. If we could introduce a “funniest office blooper” award, who would be the reigning champion, and why?
  4. Share a story about a colleague’s most memorable and comical excuse for being late to work.
  5. If you could create a new office holiday, what would it be called and how would it be celebrated?
  6. If your work email had an out-of-office auto-reply that was completely honest, what would it say?
  7. What workplace rule would you implement if you were in charge for a day?
  8. What’s the funniest work-related dream or nightmare you’ve ever had?

Feel the Heat with These Spicy Hot Seat Questions 

Spicy Hot Seat Questions for Couples

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  1. What’s one secret fantasy you’ve never shared but would like to explore together?
  2. If we could role-play any scenario in the bedroom, what would you choose?
  3. If our relationship had a soundtrack, what song would represent our most intimate moments?
  4. If we had a “date night” challenge, what daring or unconventional date idea would you suggest?
  5. If you could create a personalized “love coupon,” what would it entitle the other person to?
  6. What’s a bold or sensual move you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t dared to yet?
  7. If our love life had a theme song, what would it be, and why?
  8. If we had a day dedicated solely to each other’s desires, how would you spend it?
  9. What is the most seductive compliment you’ve ever received, and how did it make you feel?
Want more? Check out these 110 relationship-boosting hot seat questions for couples.

Spicy Hot Seat Questions for A Guy

  1. What’s the boldest move you’ve ever made to impress someone, and did it work?
  2. If you could plan the perfect, adventurous date, what would it involve?
  3. If you could have any celebrity as your wingman for a night out, who would it be and why?
  4. What’s the best type of pickup line that you’ve used or heard?
  5. What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to romantic movies or novels?
  6. If you were to create a signature cocktail that represents your personality, what would it include?
  7. If you were to create a personalized playlist for a romantic night, what songs would be on it?
  8. What’s your go-to move or strategy to make a date memorable and exciting?

Spicy Hot Seat Questions for A Lady

  1. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done, and would you do it again?
  2. If you could have any celebrity as your partner for a day, who would it be and why?
  3. What’s your favorite romantic fantasy, and how would you bring it to life?
  4. What’s the sexiest compliment you’ve ever received, and who gave it to you?
  5. If you could create your own aphrodisiac, what flavors or scents would it include?
  6. What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to romantic novels or movies?
  7. What’s your go-to romantic gesture to make someone feel special and desired?

Plunge into Reflection with These Deep Hot Seat Questions 

Deep Philosophical Hot Seat Questions

Philosophical Hot Seat Questions
  1. If you could ask one question and receive a definitive answer about the nature of existence, what would you ask?
  2. Is there an inherent purpose or meaning to the universe, or is it up to individuals to create their own purpose?
  3. How do you define the concept of free will, and to what extent do you believe individuals have control over their destiny?
  4. If you could choose one ethical principle for the entire world to follow, what would it be and why?
  5. What makes you who you are, and how does identity evolve over time?
  6. If you had the power to change one aspect of human nature, what would it be, and how might it impact society?
  7. Is consciousness a product of the brain, or does it exist independently of physical matter?
  8. Is there an ultimate truth, or is truth subjective and dependent on individual perspectives?
  9. Are ethical principles objective and universal, or are they culturally and personally constructed?
Using these hot seat questions for classroom discussions? Why not try a philosophical debate? Group students into teams using ClassPoint's Name Picker and Grouping. And run a Timer for more fun! Want more? Check out more thought-provoking philosophical questions here. 

Deep Hot Seat Questions on Ethical Dilemmas

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  1. Imagine you have a choice between saving one person you deeply care about or saving five strangers. What factors would influence your decision, and why?
  2. If you discovered a colleague engaged in unethical behavior that could harm the company, would you report it, even if it meant jeopardizing their career?
  3. Consider a scenario where lying could save someone’s life. Would you lie, and how would you justify your decision ethically?
  4. If you were aware of a friend’s spouse cheating, would you feel morally obligated to intervene, or would you stay out of it to avoid causing harm?
  5. Reflect on the ethical implications of a groundbreaking scientific discovery that could benefit humanity but also has the potential for misuse. Would you support its publication?
  6. If you were on a jury, would you be able to vote guilty for someone you believed to be innocent if the evidence suggested otherwise?
  7. If a self-driving car had to make a split-second decision between saving the occupants or pedestrians, how should it be programmed to decide?
  8. If you were offered a job with a company known for unethical practices but offered a significant salary increase, would you accept the job? Why or why not?
  9. If you stumbled upon confidential information about a friend, would you share it if you believed it could protect them from harm?
  10. If you were witness to animal cruelty, would you intervene, even if it meant breaking the law?
  11. Imagine a scenario where your close friend was wrongly accused of a crime, but you had evidence that could exonerate them. Would you use it, even if it meant compromising the legal process?
  12. If a patient refused life-saving treatment due to religious beliefs, how should medical professionals navigate this dilemma?
  13. If you were a government official faced with a choice between protecting national security and preserving civil liberties, how would you balance these competing ethical considerations?
  14. If you had the opportunity to enhance your cognitive abilities through a risky procedure, would you take the chance, and why?

Deep Hot Seat Questions on Future Outlooks

  1. How do you envision the world in 50 years, considering current global trends and challenges?
  2. Imagine a future where communication with extraterrestrial life is possible. What would you do?
  3. Imagine a scenario where privacy is almost non-existent due to technological surveillance. How would you navigate personal freedom in such a world?
Hot Seat Questions for Future
  1. Imagine a future where humans can enhance their physical and cognitive abilities through bioengineering. What would you do with the abilities? 
  2. Consider the potential for life extension technologies in the future. What would do you with extended lifespan? 
  3. Imagine a future where virtual reality becomes indistinguishable from reality. What do you think of such a future? 
Turn these questions into an interactive experience in PowerPoint and reward the most ambitious and creative responses with Stars.

Deep Hot Seat Questions for the Self

  1. What values and principles guide my decision-making and actions in life?
  2. What does success mean to me, and how do I measure it in various aspects of my life?
  3. Am I living in alignment with my authentic self, or am I conforming to societal expectations?
  4. What fears or insecurities hold me back?
  5. What are my most significant strengths, and how can I leverage them to achieve my goals?
  6. In what areas of my life do I feel a sense of purpose, and how can I nurture and expand upon that purpose?
  7. How do I handle failure and setbacks, and what can I learn from these experiences?
  8. Am I cultivating healthy and supportive relationships, or are there toxic dynamics that I need to address?
  9. What habits or routines contribute positively to my well-being, and which ones may be hindering my growth?
  10. What passions or interests have I neglected, and how can I reintegrate them into my life?
  11. How do I approach self-care and prioritize my physical, mental, and emotional health?
  12. What are my long-term goals, and what steps can I take today to move closer to achieving them?
  13. What limiting beliefs do I hold about myself, and how can I reframe them to empower myself?
  14. How do I handle stress and adversity, and what coping mechanisms can I develop for resilience?
  15. What role does gratitude play in my daily life, and how can I cultivate a greater sense of appreciation?
  16. Am I living in alignment with my personal ethics, and are there areas where I need to reassess my values?
  17. What are my priorities in different areas of my life, and do they reflect my true aspirations?
  18. How do I define happiness, and what steps can I take to foster more joy and fulfillment in my life?
  19. What legacy do I want to leave behind, and how can I start building that legacy today?
  20. If I could communicate with a future version of yourself, what insights or advice would I seek?

Interrogate the Minds with these Intelligent Hot Seat Questions

Intelligent Hot Seat Questions for Job Interviewees

  1. If you were given the opportunity to start a new department within the company, what would it be, and how would you structure it for success?
  2. If you were tasked with identifying a major inefficiency within the company and proposing a solution, what area would you choose, and how would you address it?
  3. Imagine you discover a process that could significantly improve productivity but requires a major overhaul. How would you approach pitching this idea to the leadership team?
  4. If you were to mentor a junior colleague in a way that sets them up for long-term success, what key advice and strategies would you share?
  5. If you had to implement a cost-cutting strategy without sacrificing quality, what areas would you analyze, and what steps would you take to achieve efficiency?
  6. Imagine you’re leading a project with tight deadlines and limited resources. How would you prioritize tasks and manage the team to ensure successful project completion?
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  1. How would you describe yourself in one word?
  2. Imagine the company is facing a reputational crisis. How would you contribute to the communication strategy to mitigate the impact and rebuild trust with stakeholders?
  3. If you had to choose between implementing a groundbreaking idea quickly or thoroughly researching and refining it, how would you strike a balance?
  4. If you were tasked with leading a cross-functional team with members who have conflicting opinions, how would you foster collaboration and consensus?
  5. Given the opportunity to shadow any executive within the company for a day, whose role would you choose?
Want more? Check out a list of the 100 weirdest interview questions yet to have existed in history. 

Intelligent Hot Seat Questions for A Famous Individual You Interview

  1. In your opinion, what is the most misunderstood aspect of your profession or industry?
  2. Can you share a valuable piece of advice or mentorship that has had a lasting impact on your career?
  3. How do you handle criticism or setbacks, and what strategies do you employ to stay resilient in the face of challenges?
  4. Can you discuss the evolution of your goals and aspirations throughout your career, and how they may have changed?
  5. Can you share a story of a moment of doubt or uncertainty in your career and how you overcame it?
  6. What advice would you offer to young individuals aspiring to achieve success in your field or industry?

Intelligent Hot Seat Questions for Student Interviewees

  1. Imagine you are leading a student-led project to address a societal issue on campus. What steps would you take to ensure the project’s success and impact?
  2. If you were given a grant to conduct independent research, what topic would you choose, and how would you design your research methodology to yield meaningful insights?
  3. Imagine you are part of a student government tasked with improving campus sustainability. What initiatives would you propose, and how would you involve the student body in these efforts?
  4. Given the chance to interview a prominent academic figure in your field, what questions would you ask to gain valuable insights and perspectives?
  5. Given the opportunity to organize a TEDx event on your campus, what theme would you choose, and how would you curate a lineup of speakers to inspire and inform the audience?
  6. If you were part of a student advisory board for a department, how would you advocate for changes that address the evolving needs and expectations of students?
  7. Imagine you are part of a team developing a mobile app for student use. What features would you prioritize to enhance student life and academic success?

Intelligent Hot Seat Questions for Students During Class

  1. Imagine you are the expert on today’s subject. How would you explain the concept to someone who has never encountered it before?
  2. If you were to debate a counterargument to the point we just discussed, what would it be, and how would you defend it?
  3. Imagine you are designing the next assignment related to this topic. What specific tasks or projects would you include to challenge yourself and your peers?
  4. Considering the future impact of what we’re learning, how might these concepts be relevant to your future career or personal life?
  5. Imagine you are a researcher investigating a related question. What experiment or study would you design to explore the topic further?
  6. If you were to create a quiz question to assess your classmates’ understanding, what challenging yet fair question would you pose?
Use these hot seat questions to promote a more inclusive and personalised classroom learning experience. 

Intelligent Hot Seat Questions for Teachers

  1. What are some common misconceptions students have about this topic, and how can we avoid falling into these misconceptions?
  2. What debates or controversies exist within this area of study, and how can students engage in critical discussions about these issues?
  3. In your opinion, what are the most important skills or competencies students should develop in this course to succeed in their future careers?
  4. What are some emerging trends or areas of research in this field that you find particularly promising or thought-provoking?
  5. How do you balance the need for theoretical understanding with the practical skills students should develop in this course?
  6. In your opinion, what makes a student stand out as exceptionally engaged and successful in this course, beyond achieving good grades?

Intelligent Hot Seat Questions for Professionals and Speakers

  1. If you were to distill your message into one key takeaway, what would it be, and why is it crucial for your audience to remember?
  2. How do you navigate the balance between authenticity and adaptability when delivering your message to diverse audiences?
  3. Imagine you have a limited time to convey your message. What strategies would you use to prioritize key points and leave a lasting impression on your audience?
  4. How do you incorporate storytelling techniques into your presentations, and what role do personal anecdotes play in conveying your message effectively?
  5. Considering the potential for information overload, how do you ensure your audience retains and applies the key insights from your presentation?
  6. If you were asked to give an impromptu talk on a topic you’ve never spoken about before, how would you approach it to deliver a compelling and coherent message?
  7. How do you handle unexpected challenges or disruptions during a live presentation, and what strategies do you employ to maintain composure and connection with the audience?
  8. Given the limited attention spans in today’s fast-paced world, how do you structure your presentations to captivate your audience from the beginning and hold their interest throughout?

Knowledge Showdown with These Difficult Subject-Based Hot Seat Questions

History Hot Seat Questions

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  1. What is the concept of divine right monarchy, and what is its significance in European history? Can you provide specific examples?
  2. What were the economic, social, and political factors that contributed to the collapse of the Byzantine Empire?
  3. How did the Opium Wars affect 19th-century relations between China and Western powers?
  4. Name three medieval African empires and describe their political structures, economic systems, and cultural achievements.
  5. Discuss the geopolitical consequences of the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and its impact on the balance of power in Europe.
  6. What were the causes and effects of the Partition of India in 1947, and how did it shape the subsequent history of the region?
  7. Can you identify three significant events or developments during the Reconstruction era in the United States following the Civil War?
  8. How did the Taiping Rebellion impact 19th-century China, considering its social upheavals and long-term consequences?
  9. Who are three influential women in the suffrage movement in the early 20th century, and what were their contributions?
  10. Can you discuss the historical context, key figures, and outcomes of the Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of the 20th century?
  11. What were the causes and effects of the Treaty of Tordesillas, and how did it shape the territorial divisions between Spain and Portugal?
  12. Can you identify three pivotal events during the Italian Renaissance and discuss their cultural, artistic, and political significance?
  13. How did the League of Nations function in the interwar period, and how effective was it in preventing global conflicts?
  14. Name three influential philosophers of the Enlightenment and analyze their impact on political thought and societal changes.

Science and Technology Hot Seat Questions

  1. How do electric cars work, and what are some challenges in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles?
  2. How does GPS technology work?
  3. What is the role of enzymes in biological processes, and how are they used in industries like food production?
  4. Can you describe the process of nuclear fusion and its potential as a clean energy source?
  5. How does the internet function, and what are the key components of a global communication network?
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  1. In what year was the first iPhone released?
  2. How do scientists study and monitor earthquakes, and what technologies are used for earthquake prediction?
  3. What are the key features of 5G technology, and how might it improve our wireless communication?
  4. Can you describe the principles of virtual reality (VR) technology?
  5. What is the basic concept behind blockchain technology, and how is it used in cryptocurrencies?
Use these as part of your science formative assessment or pop quiz in the classroom!

Math Hot Seat Questions

  1. What is the sum of the first 100 prime numbers?
  2. What is the significance of Euler’s identity, e^(iπ) + 1 = 0, in mathematics?
  3. What are the differences between a rational and an irrational number?
  4. How does the concept of infinity manifest in different branches of mathematics?
  5. What’s the relationship between a function and its inverse?
  6. What is the twin prime conjecture, and why is it significant in number theory?
  7. How do non-Euclidean geometries differ from Euclidean geometry?
  8. What is the significance of the Riemann Hypothesis in the field of number theory?
  9. What is the Banach-Tarski paradox, and what does it reveal about the nature of mathematical objects?
  10. What is the concept of a limit in calculus, and how does it relate to the continuity of functions?
Use these as part of your math formative assessment in the classroom!

Literature and Arts Hot Seat Questions

  1. What is the significance of Hamlet’s soliloquy beginning with “To be or not to be” in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”?
  2. How does the use of symbolism in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” contribute to the novel’s themes?
  3. How is the theme of existentialism portrayed in Albert Camus’ “The Stranger,” particularly through the character of Meursault?
  4. In Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway,” how does the narrative technique of stream of consciousness impact the storytelling?
  5. How does George Orwell use allegory in “Animal Farm” to represent political ideologies?
  6. What is the impact of colonialism on identity and culture in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”?
  7. What is the symbolism of the conch in William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies,” and how does it represent order and civilization?
  8. In Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” what is the symbolism behind Gregor Samsa’s transformation into an insect?
  9. How does the supernatural influence the fate of characters in William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”?
  10. What themes related to love are explored in William Shakespeare’s sonnets?
  11. How did the Harlem Renaissance impact African American literature and art in the early 20th century?
  12. What is the role of the femme fatale archetype in literature, and can you provide examples from various works?
  13. How does Kazuo Ishiguro explore the theme of memory and its impact on identity in “Never Let Me Go”?
  14. How would you critique the use of perspective in Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”?
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  1. Analyze the role of color theory in Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” How does it contribute to the emotional impact of the painting?
  2. Explore the concept of “readymades” in Marcel Duchamp’s art, with a focus on “Fountain.” How does it challenge traditional notions of art?
  3. If you had to curate an exhibition featuring works by Henri Matisse and Piet Mondrian, how would you explore their contrasting approaches to abstraction?
  4. How does the political and social context of 19th-century France influence the content of Eugène Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People”?
  5. How does the intersection of art and politics manifest in Diego Rivera’s mural “Man at the Crossroads,” and what led to its controversial removal?
  6. If you were to assess the legacy of Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Rooms” in contemporary art, what themes and techniques would you emphasize?

Geography Hot Seat Questions

  1. What is the capital city of Kazakhstan?
  2. Name the five countries that border Brazil.
  3. Which river is the longest in Africa?
  4. Identify the mountain range that separates Europe and Asia.
  5. What is the largest desert in the world by area?
  6. Name the three Baltic States in Europe.
  7. Which country is known as the Land of the Rising Sun?
  8. Identify the strait that separates Saudi Arabia and Iran.
  9. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
  10. Name the two longest rivers in South America.
  11. What is the capital of New Zealand?
  12. Which African country is the most populous?
  13. Identify the two countries that share the island of Borneo.
  14. What is the smallest country in South America by land area?
  15. Name the four oceans of the world.
  16. Which African country is known as the “Pearl of Africa”?
  17. Identify the two landlocked countries in South America.
  18. What is the capital city of Canada?
  19. Name the three countries that make up the Scandinavian Peninsula.
  20. Which river is the longest in Asia?
Turn these hot seat questions into a trivia showdown for more fun and excitement! 

Health and Wellness Hot Seat Questions

  1. Can you explain the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise?
  2. What is the recommended daily intake of water for an average adult?
  3. Can you describe the concept of the “Mediterranean diet” and its potential health benefits?
  4. How is body mass index (BMI) measured?
  5. What is the role of antioxidants in promoting health, and what are some common sources of antioxidants?
  6. How does the microbiome contribute to digestive health, and what factors influence its balance?
  7. What role does hydration play in supporting various bodily functions, and what are signs of dehydration?

Entertainment and Pop Culture Hot Seat Questions

  1. What year did the first episode of “Friends” air on television?
  2. Who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in the 2021 Oscars?
  3. Which animated film features a character named Simba and includes the song “Circle of Life”?
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  1. What is the name of the fictional wizarding school in the “Harry Potter” series?
  2. Who is known as the “Queen of Pop” in the music industry?
  3. In what year did the first episode of “Game of Thrones” premiere?
  4. Name three films directed by Quentin Tarantino.
  5. Which actor played the character Jack Dawson in the film “Titanic”?
  6. What video game franchise features a character named Lara Croft?
  7. Who is the creator of the animated TV series “The Simpsons”?
  8. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what is the name of Thor’s enchanted hammer?
  9. What is the title of Beyoncé’s visual album released in 2016?
  10. Which actor plays the character Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  11. What streaming platform is known for producing original series like “Stranger Things” and “The Crown”?
  12. Who played the lead role of Elle Woods in the film “Legally Blonde”?
  13. In what year did the first episode of “The Simpsons” air on television?
  14. What is the name of the fictional wizarding sport played on flying broomsticks in the “Harry Potter” series?
  15. Which actor starred as the Joker in the 2008 film “The Dark Knight”?
  16. What is the title of Taylor Swift’s 2020 album, which she recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Spice Up the Conversation with These Wildcard Hot Seat Questions

  1. If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day, who would it be and what adventures would you have together?
  2. Imagine you have the power to shape-shift. What three forms would you choose, and why?
  3. If you found a hidden treasure chest right now, what would be inside, and how would it change your life?
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  1. In an alternate reality where you have a completely different career, what profession would you pursue?
  2. If you were given the opportunity to redesign a common household item, what would it be and how would you improve it?
  3. If you could live a parallel life in a different era, which historical period would you choose, and what would you be doing?
  4. Imagine a reality where you have a doppelgänger. What do you think they are doing right now?
  5. What is your favorite conspiracy theory, even if you don’t believe in it?
  6. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three items, what would they be?
  7. If you could swap lives with any person for a day, who would it be and why?
  8. If you could have a meal with any celebrity, who would it be, and what would you talk about?
  9. What would be the title of your autobiography?
  10. If you had to survive a zombie apocalypse with the last three items you bought, how long would you last?
  11. What’s the strangest food combination you’ve ever tried and enjoyed?
  12. If you had to communicate using only emojis for a day, what would be your most used emojis?
  13. If you had a robot assistant with one quirky feature, what would that feature be?
To spice up the atmosphere, invite the participants to draw out their ideas using Slide Drawing. 

Closing Thoughts 

Are your seats starting to sizzle with our set of 261 thought-provoking hot seat questions? If not, it’s time to crank up the heat on those cushions and get ready for a round of inquiries that will have you and your participants squirming, giggling, and maybe even questioning your life choices!

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Zhun Yee Chew

About Zhun Yee Chew

Zhun Yee Chew is the Content Lead at ClassPoint. She aims to empower educators to build engaging classrooms through valuable and innovative content. Zhun is a passionate advocate and leader of educational transformation, as well as an educator. Before joining ClassPoint, she spent her past 7 years spearheading efforts to revolutionize education systems across different countries. She kickstarted an educational NGO, developed innovative solutions and curricula for various programmes, and actively volunteered with various NGOs and rural communities as an educator driving change.

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