What is the objective in Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo?

Just as in Omaha Hi/Lo, your objective in Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo is to scoop the whole pot. The majority of your profit will be made when you are able to scoop, rather than having to split with your opponents.

What is the best starting hand in Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo?

In Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo you ideally want to start with a hand that has both high and low possibilities. Of course, rolled-up trips (i.e. A-A-A or 9-9-9) are still extremely powerful, but A-A-2 and A-2-3 (ideally with a suited ace) are also very attractive starting holdings.