However, if on the other hand I am asked for a range of responses, I am required to look more deeply at the text. For example the question, “What is the reason we are supposed to love one another in 1 John 4:7?” Asks for one response. Whereas, “What are some of the reasons were are expected to love one another based on 1 John 4:7?” asks one in the study to probe for more than one response. While the questions may result in the same or similar answers. As a leader of a study, one should attempt to ask open questions. To help people engage more deeply in the text.
Most if not all of the books I have read on leading studies teach this. It is harder to come up with open ended questions. As a leader it is work that is worth your investment.