Activity: Rhetorical Questions – MS, HS

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Activity: Rhetorical Questions

In pairs make up a skit where the dialogue consists solely of rhetorical questions directed at one another. See how long you can sustain the dialogue so it continues to make sense. You can use both forms of rhetorical questions – ones whose intent is either:

  • to lead us along a path of reasoning (in which case the person asking the question then proceeds to answer it (e.g.; “Why am I saying this? Because…),
  • to point our attention to something we are already expected to know (e.g.; “Do you really want that third cookie?”).



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