Coming up with provocative questions is not easy, but it is a lot easier with an overarching question, which should:
1) Address a central theme of the book.
2) Place that theme within the context of the world in general, either now, at the time of the book's publishing, or both.
From there you craft questions (10 of which must refer to specific passages in the book) and "feed" into the larger question. For example:
OVERARCHING QUESTIONWhat is the message of Their Eyes Were Watching God regarding the role of women and how does Hurston communicate that message?
1. Consider the scene by the pear tree on p. 10 and 11. What might Janie's experience be symbolizing in terms of the empowerment of women and sexuality.
2....You may work in pairs.