In linguistics, a yes–no question, formally known as a polar question or a general question, is a question whose expected answer is either "yes" or "no". Formally, they present an exclusive disjunction, a pair of alternatives of which only one is acceptable.
Similarly, what is it called when you ask a question you already know the answer to?
A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked to make a point rather than to elicit an answer.
What is it called when you ask a question that doesn t need an answer?
Though a rhetorical question does not require a direct answer, in many cases it may be intended to start a discussion or at least draw an acknowledgement that the listener understands the intended message. A common example is the question "Can't you do anything right?"
What is an example of an open ended question?
Open-Ended Questions. An open-ended question is designed to encourage a full, meaningful answer using the subject's own knowledge and/or feelings. It is the opposite of a closed-ended question, which encourages a short or single-word answer.