SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.
Everybody has lots of favorite things! Have you ever thought about the ones in your life? I came up with this list of 101+ questions about my favorite things as an exercise in appreciation for the wonderful things, places, people, animals and experiences I've had the privilege of encountering in my lifetime!
Sometimes it's just a great idea to stop and think about this. A little introspection can be a good thing. If you've been on a quest for self-improvement, this might be a good activity to try.
Try filling out this quiz or have a friend or your family do it, too, and compare your answers! You might just learn some things about yourself or others!
Sometimes it's also a good idea to look at our not-so-favorite things and memories, too—after all, we do learn from those!
"What's Your Favorite" Questions List
Nature and Travel
- Favorite color?
- The coolest natural wonder I've ever seen?
- The most fun road trip I've ever taken, where and with whom?
- The best place I have ever traveled; where I'd spend my whole life if I could?
- Favorite environmental sound (rain, thunder, etc.)?
- The prettiest natural landscape I've ever seen?
- My favorite type of wild weather?
- The most scared I've been by a bug or critter?
- My favorite flower, purchased?
- My favorite flower or plant, personally grown?
- My favorite flowers to receive in a delivery?
Food and Drink
- Favorite meal out, ever?
- Favorite food I've cooked?
- Favorite food from childhood?
- Favorite drink on a hot summer day (include event)?
- Favorite drink on a cold winter night (include event)?
- Favorite total meal that I cook (list all items)?
- The best cup of coffee I've ever had?
- The best dessert I've ever eaten?
- Favorite junk food?
- Favorite pizza toppings?
- The one "splurge" grocery item I have never yet splurged on?
- My favorite cooking or kitchen smell?
- The one food item I can never run out of?
- Favorite dinner my mom made?
- Favorite ice cream ever, and from where?
- Favorite alcoholic beverage?
- Favorite dessert?
- Favorite cereal?
- Favorite type of cuisine?
Hobbies and Entertainment
- Favorite car I've owned?
- Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours?
- The most important tool in my craft or hobby kit?
- The coolest handmade gift I ever gave anyone?
- The most fun game I've ever played?
- Favorite movie of all time?
- Favorite horror movie?
- Favorite TV show?
- Favorite book of all time?
- Favorite TV rerun I could watch 50 times?
- The most treasured book in my library?
- Favorite musician?
- Famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd most like to meet?
- Favorite artist?
- Favorite song?
- Favorite guilty pleasure band?
- Favorite song I ever danced to; with whom?
- The most competent activity I do?
- The favorite picture I've ever taken?
- Favorite instrument?
- Favorite sport?
- Song that makes me move no matter how bad I feel?
- The best paid entertainment I've ever seen?
- The most fun sporting event I ever attended?
People and Family
- Favorite conversation I've ever had with a person?
- Teacher who changed my life, and why?
- Professional mentor who changed my life, and why?
- The hardest question a child has ever asked me?
- The most important time I've had to "be there" for a friend?
- My favorite non-relative adult growing up?
- My favorite aunt or uncle?
- My favorite moment as a parent?
- Nicest thing I've ever done for a little kid?
- My favorite moment as a sister or brother?
- My favorite moment as a spouse or significant other?
- My favorite moment as a daughter or son?
- The one person I loved who never knew?
- Favorite person to take a walk on a beach or in the woods with?
- The kindest thing a stranger ever did for me?
- The kindest thing I ever did for a stranger?
- My favorite patriotic experience?
- My biggest moment of celebrity?
- The closest call I've ever had?
- My most suspenseful moment?
- My most unexpected achievement?
- The happiest moment I can remember?
- The best anonymous thing I have ever done or given?
- The most healthy and vital time in my life?
- The worst thing I ever got away with?
- The hardest I ever laughed in my life was . . . ?
- The hardest I ever laughed in my life was . . . ?
- The biggest secret I still safeguard? (Don't reveal it!)
- The most significant change I've had to go through and how it made me better?
- My "biggest deal" memory of childhood?
- Best Sunday afternoon I ever had?
- Most fun I ever had on a Saturday night?
- The best advice I've ever been given?
- The best advice I've ever given?
- The best birthday I ever had and why?
- The most exciting secret I've ever been told?
- My favorite story or experience with the paranormal?
- If I could go anywhere, be with anyone, be doing anything, right now: Where? Who? What?
- If I had one hour to live, what would I spend it doing?
- Perfect day out: what, where, with whom?
- The one item I would take to the desert island?
- My favorite paid employment, ever?
- My greatest skill (past or current)?
- Most rewarding time I've ever spent volunteering?
- Favorite perfume?
- Favorite household cleaner smell?
- Favorite outdoor smell?
- Favorite smell from childhood?
- Favorite baked good to smell?
Pets and Animals
- Favorite pet I ever had?
- The most unusual pet I've ever had?
- Best time I've had playing with a pet?
- Favorite type of pet?
- Favorite animal?
- Favorite dinosaur?
- Favorite bird?
Material Items and Beauty
- Favorite item to go shopping for with a girlfriend?
- My best hair day ever?
- The best gift I've ever gotten: what and from whom?
- My favorite piece of jewelry I've ever bought for myself?
- The prettiest shiny object I've ever owned?
- My favorite fabric material?
- My one favorite item of clothing?
- Favorite item no one knows I own?
- Favorite hair color?
- Favorite type of jewelry?
- Favorite type of shoes?
Tell Us What You Think!
Please Stop & Say Hello!
TISHIA on August 09, 2015:
Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on March 26, 2014:
Hi fun quiz, thanks for sharing.
Renee Dixon from Kentucky on January 18, 2014:
Love the quiz, even some things I didn't know the answer too, definitely gets you thinking :) Great job!
Sheila (author) from Omaha, NE on January 11, 2014:
@MarcellaCarlton: What an awesome idea! I'll add it to the lens!
MarcellaCarlton on January 11, 2014:
These questions would be great used in a memory jar given for Christmas! Nice lens.
Sheila (author) from Omaha, NE on January 01, 2014:
@canhealth: I'm thrilled to hear that! Please do share with your friends so others can do the same! Happy new Year!
canhealth on December 30, 2013:
I used this quiz for a girls night in party, it was great!
Baddew Fibes on December 16, 2013:
Very impressive collection - thanks!
Doc_Holliday on December 15, 2013:
This extensive list is going to be useful for fun times with the family.
Tricia Deed from Orlando, Florida on August 11, 2013:
What a list. Impressive.
Birthday Wishes from Here on August 07, 2013:
Great lens! I like it a lot! Thanks a lot for sharing!!!
NibsyNell on July 01, 2013:
What great food for thought! :)
anonymous on June 07, 2013:
What a great way to remember the sweet abundance in our lives!
Laura Hofman from Naperville, IL on May 09, 2013:
Very interesting and thought provoking lens. Thank you!
ConvenientCalendar on May 02, 2013:
chocochipchip on March 30, 2013:
Thank your for your time making the quiz!!!
siobhanryan on March 28, 2013:
Great concept Blessed
Sheila (author) from Omaha, NE on January 21, 2013:
@knitstricken: Thank you so very much! I appreciate your support!
knitstricken on January 21, 2013:
Nice to meet you! I'm intrigued by so many of your lenses! I look forward to exploring more and keeping tabs on what you do next!
mrdata on January 20, 2013:
Great lens! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)
anonymous on January 16, 2013:
Takkhis on January 13, 2013:
Nice lens. I have some favorite things, i will tell them later, not right now!
anonymous on December 21, 2012:
lol love the quiz and love THIS IS SPARTIN
applejacking on December 18, 2012:
Favorite pets. I love my pets so much. Maybe I will make some quiz or lens about them.
alanforts on December 14, 2012:
THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAA!!! ;D
alanforts on December 13, 2012:
GREAT lens, thank you, i think to order - Sally Goes to the Vet
JuDe83 LM on November 26, 2012:
amazing lens, love it :)
PearlieD on November 11, 2012:
very nice and informative lens! Def need to know yourself ;)
anonymous on October 28, 2012:
Thank you very much.
D_L_Harbin on October 25, 2012:
I love you lens. Good timing. Thanks
ryokomayuka from USA on October 15, 2012:
Nathan from Ontario Canada on September 28, 2012:
this is a great idea. We need to spend more time remembering what makes us happy and why.
VspaBotanicals on September 05, 2012:
Love the information. Thank you!
GeekGirl1 on August 17, 2012:
These questions are good questions to use as Ice breakers questions for a TeamBuilding activity or even when bonding with friends.
Wedding Mom on April 08, 2012:
Your 101 questions can also be used in getting to know another person.