Of more particular interest to me, he offers suggestions on types of questions that a library instructor might ask during a typical library instruction session. Hoppenfeld starts with an icebreaker, such as "How happy are you that college football season is here?" If the class takes place closer to Valentine's Day he might ask about profits related to chocolate sales (243). This signals to students that the class will not be a regular library lecture class, and it also introduces them to the polling software.
Hoppenfeld's second set of questions deals more with student knowledge. Where are they coming from? What have they tried when conducting research? He may ask where they might discover a journal article, in a catalog or in a database. "An open-ended poll is also used to find out what resources the students have previously used for their research" (243). This offers an opportunity to discuss what they have tried and explain why they would want to take advantage of the library resources. What are the pros and cons of searching Google, Wikipedia, or About.com?