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1. when headline? you think What read did the you

2. the 'octopus'? word when in What you your images mind are hear

3. about octopuses? know you What do

4. the do of dolphins? What think of you intelligence

5. of you your think What do intelligence?

6. Why levels people different have do intelligence? of

7. best? Which do like you creatures marine

8. DNA? about you do What know

9. eight it do How tentacles? useful think to you have is

10. In ways what to other are similar humans? octopuses

11. Did you like article? this reading

12. when 'human'? you think of you do hear the What word

13. you what think What read? do you about

14. think intelligent you are? do How octopuses

15. do their In intelligence? show ways what octopuses

16. eating Do octopuses? be should think you we

17. about you do 'evolution What intelligence'? know of the

18. our intelligence? can improve we How

19. the invertebrates? vertebrates differences and What are between

20. questions like to ask the would you What researchers?

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Octopus DNA - The 20 Questions

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
  1. What did you think when you read the headline?
  2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'octopus'?
  3. What do you know about octopuses?
  4. What do you think of the intelligence of dolphins?
  5. What do you think of your intelligence?
  6. Why do people have different levels of intelligence?
  7. Which marine creatures do you like best?
  8. What do you know about DNA?
  9. How useful do you think it is to have eight tentacles?
  10. In what other ways are octopuses similar to humans?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'human'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How intelligent do you think octopuses are?
  5. In what ways do octopuses show their intelligence?
  6. Do you think we should be eating octopuses?
  7. What do you know about the 'evolution of intelligence'?
  8. How can we improve our intelligence?
  9. What are the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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