what is it called when you ask a question you already know the answer to?

what is it called when you ask a question you already know the answer to?

2 Answers

  1. It is usually known as rhetorical question. A rhetorical question is a question whose answer is assumed to be known or to be “no”.

  2. NOT a rhetorical question. A rhetorical question is a question which does not require an answer, such as “What’s the world coming to?” Or “Is the Pope a Catholic?”
    There’s a specific word for a “Known answer question” but I forget the term. But most people (esp. in the US) call it a “Known answer question”

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