Rural Stories Interview Questions

Good questions make for a good interview. Below are some topics and questions to help you get a good conversation about rural life started.

Small Town Life

  • What’s it like to live in a small town?
  • What do you like about the place you live?
  • What don’t you like about it?
  • How is your community important?
  • Can you think of a favorite story about living in a small town?
  • What do you think of when you think of small town life?
  • What do you think is the biggest difference between living in a small town and living in a more populated place?

The Urban Rural Divide

  • Do you think there is an urban-rural divide?
  • Where does this divide come from?
  • How do you think people in urban and suburban places perceive rural places?
  • Do you think their assumptions are correct?
  • Have you ever experienced these assumptions?
  • What assumptions do you have about people who live in cities?
  • Do you think this division is important? What do you think the impacts are?
  • What do you think needs to happen to lessen this divide?

Rural Life Skills

  • What sorts of things did you learn growing up that are unique to rural places?
  • Can you raise livestock, slaughter animals, drive a tractor, shoot a gun, garden, or another more typically rural skill set?
  • Is there a story you can share about how you learned?
  • Do you have interests and hobbies that relate to rural life?
  • What are they? Can you tell a story about a favorite time doing one of these?