How to Ask Good Questions: 5 Ways to Discover the Truth

A Gretchenfrage is the queen of all questions. It strikes deep to the core of an issue. It makes the person being questioned think deeply and hopefully come up with a genuine answer to a genuine question. The German word has its origins in Goethe’s tragic play Faust. Having sold his soul to the devil himself, protagonist Dr Faust is thrown off balance by a simple question coming from his beloved Gretchen.


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