Do you have any children? What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy your career? Where did you go to college? Do you have any siblings? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What do you think about the current state of America? Do you like attending social events?
Some questions to consider would be... Where were you born? Do you have any siblings? What do you do for a living? What do you like to do on weekends? Where did you go to school? Do you have any pets? Do you like animals?
It is good to start out asking about the person's hobbies or interests to find out if you have anything in common. Also, find out if they have any children. You can also inquire about their current job or career. Good luck!
If I were trying to make conversation on a date I would ask the person about their family, or maybe their siblings. I also like asking people about their favorite vacation spots. It makes people smile when they are thinking of good memories and you can learn about new places.