YES. ALL OF THIS.
This is how I interact with people in person. I ask them questions, and listen to their answers.
People are always blown away that I know X, Y, and Z about a person, or I know someone who is expert at N, or who has been to B.
I mean... I talk to them. I ask them questions, and they tell me about themselves. So why wouldn't I know all this stuff about them?
People also like being listened to. So I tend to be liked by those I talk to. That's nice, too.