This is a collection of Table Topics questions that the Table Topics Master can use…

AUSTRALIA HAS BEEN CALLED THE LUCKY COUNTRY.  DO YOU AGREE?

IS THERE TOO MUCH SPORT ON TV?

IS CHRISTMAS TOO COMMERCIALISED?

WHEN SHOULD CHRISTMAS TREES BE PUT UP, AND TAKEN DOWN?

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU TRIED SOMETHING NEW?

WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT, SPEAKING OR LISTENING?

AS A CHILD, WHAT CAREER DID YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GREW UP?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND EXISTING?

WHAT IMPACT DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE ON THE WORLD?

WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHANGE YOU HAVE MADE IN YOUR LFE IN THE LAST YEAR?

SHOULD YOU EAT PIZZA WITH YOUR HANDS OR WITH A KNIFE AND FORK?

WHAT BOOK HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE?

WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE?

HOW DO YOU OVERCOME BOREDOM?

DO YOU OWN THINGS OR DO YOUR THINGS OWN YOU?

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE LOOKING TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE?

IF YOU HAD A TIME MACHINE, WHAT PART OF HISTORY WOULD YOU VISIT?

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE RECORDING ARTIST?

WHAT IS THE MOST DEFINING MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE SO FAR?

WHICH ACTIVITIES MAKE YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S STORY OR BOOK?

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR AS A CHILD?

WHAT IS YOUR HAPPIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY?

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO IMPROVE OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM?

HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME AS A CHILD?

WOULD YOU RATHER KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING TO DIE OR KNOW WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO DIE?

WOULD YOU RATHER READ A BOOK OR LISTEN TO A PODCAST?

WOULD YOU RATHER OWN 5 DOGS OR 5 CATS? 

WOULD YOU RATHER PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT OR SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

WOULD YOU RATHER BE IN JAIL FOR FIVE YEAS OR BE IN A COMA FOR A DECADE?

WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE YOUR NAME TATTOOED ON YOUR FOREHEAD OR HAVE NO FRONT TEETH?

CAN WE UNDERSTAND GOOD WITHOUT EVIL?

DOES NATURE OR NURTURE FORM A PERSONS PERSONALITY?

DO YOU THINK LIFE EXISTS ELSEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE?

DO YOU THINK IT IS WISE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?

IF YOU HAD TO TEACH SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD YOU TEACH?

WHAT CONSPIRACY THEORY HAS TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE?

WHICH DO YOU PREFER, MOTELS OR B&Bs?

WHICH WILD ANIMAL WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAME AND KEEP AS A PET?

WERE YOUR SCHOOL YEARS THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE?

IF YOU WON A MILLION DOLLARS IN LOTTO, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST EFFECT IT WOULD HAVE ON YOUR LIFE?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?

IF YOU COULD LIVE FOREVER, WOULD YOU WANT TO?

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?

WHAT CELEBRITIES DO YOU ADMIRE?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE EVER COME TO FEARING FOR YOUR LIFE?

WHAT JOB WOULD YOU NEVER DO NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT PAID?

WHAT BREED OF DOG WOULD YOU BE?

WOULD YOU RATHER BE THE FUNNIEST OR SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM?

IF YOU COULD HANG OUT WITH ANY CARTOON CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

IF YOU HAD TO EAT ONE MEAL EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANY TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE TO HAVE DINNER WITH WHO WOULD THEY BE?

WHAT SONGS SHOULD BE PLAYED ON A LOOP IN HELL?

DO YOU THINK HOROSCOPES ARE ACCURATE?

WHAT FICTIONAL WORLD OR PLACE WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?

WHAT WAS THE WORST JOB YOU EVER HAD?

IF YOU COULD BRING BACK ANY FASHION TREND WHAT WOULD IT BE?

IF ALIENS LANDED ON EARTH TOMORROW AND OFFERED TO TAKE YOU HOME WITH THEM, WOULD YOU GO?

WHAT WAS THE CRAZIEST THEME PARK OR FAIR RIDE YOU’VE BEEN ON?

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR PARTNER?

IF I COULD FLY….

THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IS COMING, WHO ARE 3 PEOPLE YOU WANT ON YOUR TEAM?

WHAT’S THE BEST PICKUP LINE YOU EVER HEARD OF?   DO THEY WORK?

WHICH SUBJECT DO YOU WISH YOU WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL?

WHAT IS ONE ACTIVITY YOU WOULD NEVER DO?

IS SOCIAL MEDIA OVERALL GOOD OR BAD FOR SOCIETY?

CAN CREATIVITY BE TAUGHT, WHY OR WHY NOT?

DO YOU THINK FLYING CARS WILL EVER BE A THING?

CAN SCIENCE AND RELIGION COEXIST?

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE AT ROCK BOTTOM?

WHAT TRADITION WOULD YOU MOST WANT TO PASS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO IMPRESS SOMEONE YOU WERE DATING?

WHAT WAS THE MOST RIDICULOUS FASHION TREND YOU EVER FOLLOWED?

IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOU, WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER FOR A DAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

IF YOU COULD HAVE YOUR TIME OVER, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR LIFE?

IF YOU COULD TALK TO SOMEONE LIVING OR DEAD FOR 30 MINUTES, WHO WOULD THAT BE AND WHY?

IF YOU WON A TRIP TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF GROWING OLDER?

HOW WOULD YOU PROMOTE NEWCASTLE TO AN OVERSEAS VISITOR? 

IF YOU COULD STAR IN ANY TV SHOW, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT TOPIC WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

IF HOLLYWOOD MADE A FILM ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE LEAD ROLE?

IF YOU WERE IN A HOT AIR BALLOON, OVER WHAT AREA IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE?

IS DAYLIGHT SAVING AN ASSET OR A CURSE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE DOING IN TEN YEARS’ TIME?

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU HAD SPENT MORE TIME DOING 10 YEARS AGO?

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

WHAT IS A SUBJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO STUDY?

WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?

DO YOU PREFER CATS OR DOGS?

IF YOU HAD ONE DAY TO LIVE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

WHAT PRESENT WOULD YOU LIKE FOR YOUR NEXT BIRTHDAY?

IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA, WHAT WOULD IT CONTAIN?

IF WE LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES, WHY ARE WE ALWAYS SO AFRAID TO MAKE A MISTAKE?

WHAT WAS THE STRANGEST FOOD YOU HAVE EVER EATEN?

WHAT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN?

SUPPOSE YOU WERE ATTENDING A COSTUME PARTY TONIGHT.  WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR?

WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT, THE JOURNEY OR THE DESTINATION?

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND?

WHAT CHANCES DO YOU WISH YOU HAD TAKEN?

WHICH ACTIVITIES MAKE YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME?

IS THERE A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW?

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MUST-SEE ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI FOR YOUR TRIP TO BE COMPLETE?

IS CLIMATE CHANGE FACT OR FICTION?

WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF BEING YOU?

IF YOU HAD TO TEACH SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD YOU TEACH?

WHY IS THE AUSTRALIAN BBQ A GREAT IDEA?

IS IT MORE IMPORTANT TO LOVE OR BE LOVED?

SHOULD CHILDREN UNDER 12 BE ALLOWED TO OWN A MOBILE PHONE?

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A MID-LIFE CRISIS?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

IF YOU COULD SWITCH LIVES WITH ANYONE CURRENTLY LIVING FOR AN ENTIRE DAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?

SHOULD AUSTRALIA BECOME A REPUBLIC?

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

WHY DO WE THINK OF OTHERS THE MOST WHEN THEY ARE GONE?

WHAT IS YOUR HIDDEN TALENT?

IF YOU COULD LIVE ONE DAY OF YOUR LIFE OVER AGAIN, WHAT DAY WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

COULD YOU LIVE WITHOUT A COMPUTER?

WHAT IS YOUR FONDEST MEMORY OF SCHOOL?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AND MOST DISLIKED FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY BUT HAVE BEEN AFRAID TO?

IF YOU COULD SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

WHAT IS YOUR HAPPIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO IMPROVE NEWCASTLE?

IF THE AVERAGE HUMAN LIFESPAN WAS 40 YEARS, HOW WOULD YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE DIFFERENTLY?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU’VE TRIED BUT WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN?

IF YOU COULD LEARN TO PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

IF YOU COULD REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN ANY SPORT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

IF YOU WERE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU WANT WITH YOU?

IF YOU HAD TO LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY FOR A YEAR, WHERE WOULD THAT BE?

DOES AUSTRALIA HAVE TOO MANY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?

WHAT IS THE BEST DECISION YOU HAVE EVER MADE?

IF YOU COULD CHANGE CAREERS, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

WHAT ENGINEERING FEAT DOES THE WORLD NEED?

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND MEET YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOURSELF?

WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS REALLY THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

WHAT IS THE SCARIEST MOVIE YOU’VE EVER SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD FRIEND?

WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO SPEND A LAZY DAY?

WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE, CAMPING OR GLAMPING, AND WHY?

IF YOU HAD A CHOICE BETWEEN LIVING IN THE CITY OR LIVING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, WHICH WOULD YOU SELECT?

WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING, WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED APPROACH?

TRAINS, PLANES OR AUTOMOBILES.  WHICH IS YOUR PREFERRED METHOD OF TRAVEL?

SAVE MONEY OR SPEND UP BIG. WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION?

OCEANS OR MOUNTAINS. WHICH IS YOUR IDEAL RETREAT?

WINTER OR SUMMER. WHICH IS YOUR PREFERRED SEASON?

IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO GO BACK IN TIME AND CHANGE ONE THING, WOULD YOU DO IT?

WHICH IS WORSE, FAILING OR NEVER TRYING?

EBOOKS OR PAPERBACKS. WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE WITH REGRET OR LIVE IN DOUBT?

WOULD YOU RATHER BE POOR & HAPPY OR RICH & MISERABLE?

SWEET v SOUR – WHAT WINS IN YOUR PANTRY?

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU LOST YOUR TEMPER?

SPEED v ACCURACY – WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS MORE IMPORTANT WHILE UNDERTAKING A TASK?

MUST WE HAVE EVIDENCE TO KNOW THE TRUTH?

IF YOU COULD INSTIL ONE PIECE OF ADVICE INTO A NEWBORN BABY’S MIND, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE?

CAN WE UNDERSTAND GOOD WITHOUT EVIL?

DOES NATURE OR NURTURE FORM A PERSON’S PERSONALITY?

WOULD YOU BREAK THE LAW TO SAVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE?

IS IT ALWAYS WRONG TO LIE?  WHEN, IF EVER, IS IT OK?

DO YOU THINK LIFE EXISTS ELSEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE?

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS LUCK?

HOW MUCH CONTROL DOES A PERSON HAVE OVER THEIR LIFE? 

WOULD YOU KILL ONE PERSON TO SAVE FIVE?

WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE ADVICE OR LIFE LESSON YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR PARENTS?

WHAT DO YOU THINK STANDS BETWEEN YOU AND HAPPINESS?

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

WHY DOES TOAST ALWAYS FALL BUTTERED-SIDE DOWN?

DESCRIBE SOMEONE WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU IN YOUR LIFE.

SHOULD YOU EAT PIZZA WITH YOUR HANDS, OR WITH A KNIFE AND FORK?

ARE LEADERS BORN OR MADE?

IF ANIMALS COULD TALK, WHICH ANIMAL WOULD BE THE MOST CHARMING?

DESCRIBE ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE QUALITIES OF A MENTOR.

IF YOU TIME TRAVELLED INTO THE PAST, HOW WOULD YOU PROVE THAT YOU WERE FROM THE FUTURE?

IF YOU WERE TOLD BY YOUR DOCTOR THAT YOU HAD ONE YEAR TO LIVE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

IF YOU COULD BE ANY CHARACTER IN FICTION, WHO WOULD YOU BE?

A PENGUIN WALKS THROUGH THAT DOOR WEARING A SOMBRERO.  WHAT DOES HE SAY AND WHY IS HE HERE?

WHO WOULD WIN A FIGHT BETWEEN SPIDERMAN AND BATMAN?

YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN AN ELEPHANT. YOU CAN’T GIVE IT AWAY OR SELL IT. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?

WOULD YOU RATHER FIGHT 1 HORSE-SIZED DUCK OR 100 DUCK-SIZED HORSES?

WHAT WOULD THE NAME OF YOUR DEBUT ALBUM BE AND WHY?

WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD?

IF YOU COULD BE SOMEONE ELSE, WHO WOULD IT BE?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?

DO SPORTS STARS AND MOVIE STARS MAKE THE BEST ROLE MODELS?

WHAT IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL ITEM YOU PACK WHEN GOING ON HOLIDAY?

IF MONEY WAS NOT A BARRIER, WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL TO?

DESCRIBE ONE OF YOUR TRAVEL DISASTERS. 

WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST AMAZING ADVENTURE TO GO ON?

IS THERE A COUNTRY OR STATE THAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE TO RETURN TO?  WHY?

DESCRIBE THE WORST ASPECTS OF RETURNING HOME FROM A LONG HOLIDAY.

WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK INTO THE FUTURE?

DESCRIBE THE MOST EXCITING ACTIVITY YOU HAVE ENGAGED IN WHILE AWAY ON HOLIDAY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT REASONS WHY TRAVEL IS GOOD FOR YOU?

WHAT GETS YOU EXCITED ABOUT LIFE? 

WHAT LIFE LESSON DID YOU LEARN THE HARD WAY? 

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU HAD SPENT MORE TIME DOING FIVE YEARS AGO? 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TODAY THAT YOU WERE NOT CAPABLE OF A YEAR AGO? 

IF YOU HAD TO TEACH SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD YOU TEACH? 

WHEN IS IT TIME TO STOP CALCULATING RISK AND REWARDS, AND JUST DO WHAT YOU KNOW IS RIGHT? 

HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE? 

IS THERE ANYTHING IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO GO TO WAR OVER? 

WHICH IS WORSE, FAILING OR NEVER TRYING? 

IF YOU WERE TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS, WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO CHANGE ABOUT THE WORLD? 

DOES TRAVEL BROADEN THE MIND?

IS GRAFFITI A FORM OF ART?

IS IT OK FOR PARENTS TO STOP IN NO-STOPPING ZONES OUTSIDE SCHOOLS FOR SHORT PERIODS?

IS THE FULL MOON RESPONSIBLE FOR LUNACY IN PEOPLE?

IS A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE A DANGEROUS THING?

DO ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS?

THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE.  DO YOU AGREE?

YOU CAN’T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS.  DO YOU AGREE?

YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG?  DO YOU AGREE?

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD?

WHAT GIVES YOUR LIFE MEANING?

HOW DO YOU RELAX?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG?

WHAT CHANCES DO YOU WISH YOU HAD TAKEN?

WHAT DID YOU DO AS A CHILD THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS TODAY?

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO SUCCESS?

WHAT IS THE BEST PRANK YOU HAVE PLAYED ON SOMEONE?