The term question has its etymological origin in Latin. And it is the result of the sum of two components of this language: the prefix "pre-", which means "before", and the verb "cunctari", which can be translated as "doubt" or "delay."
A Question is a interpellation which is done with the intention of obtaining some kind of information . When you pronounce this question, you are expected to receive answer that includes the data sought.
For example: "I ask you a question: where is the city museum?", “The survey includes five questions about the new product”, “To pass the exam, you have to answer 70% of the questions correctly”.
It is necessary to underline, in the same way, the existence of the so-called transcendental questions. Those are issues that are identified by the fact that they refer to important aspects in what life is, the generation of it, feelings, the future ...
Examples of such questions are "Is there life after death? What is the meaning of life? Why do we have to die? Is there full and absolute happiness? ..."
The questions appear at every moment of everyday life through the so-called interrogative sentences : "What time is it?", "What are we going to eat?", "When will you leave the office?", "How you feel?", "Where is uncle?", etc. They can also appear in more formal contexts, such as a evaluation at school ("Which countries declared their independence in 1816?", a census ("How many people live in your home?") or a tax form ("What was your sales volume in the last quarter?").
Although the essence of the questions is to ask for an answer, there is an interrogation class that does not expect any return from the interlocutor or that is not even addressed to anyone in particular. It's about the calls Rhetorical questions , which are usually expressions that seek to foster a reflection or promote a change of attitude in the listener. A frequent rhetorical question is asked by parents to their children: "How many times have I told you to order your room?". Other usual rhetorical questions arise after a catastrophe or tragedy: "What happens to the human being?", "Why is this happening to me?", "When will this bad streak end?".
We also use the term questions in other specific sectors or areas. Thus, within the judicial field, the use of the verbal phrase "absolve the questions" is frequently used. This is used to mean that a person is responding to the questions that are being asked in an interrogation or that he is declaring under oath in a trial.
On the other hand, within what would be the scope of table games there is the variety of so-called "questions and answers." As a rule, these are games that try to measure the general or specific culture that someone has. Among the most famous are, for example, the famous Trivial where participants must answer questions related to sports, literature, history, science ...