In contrast to Caleb's views, I don't try to read a question as "basically asking" some broader topic than it is actually asking. Maybe it's just my background as a programmer, but I have a tendency to read words a bit literally: they mean what they say and not some other thing that they do not say. The question is a very fundamental one: what is the basis for personal belief and for sharing that belief? It doesn't need to be made incredibly broad and cover the entirety of apologetics. That would be ridiculous, but thankfully it's not what the OP is asking.
I see it as having here a pretty well-defined question with a simple enough scope that it can be answered well, if we don't artificially try to read a lot more into it than was actually asked.