Wikiask:What questions to ask?

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Short answer:

Complex questions, where the answer is not a word or number on a database.

The ideal question is complex[edit]

The ideal type of question to ask is one where the answer is complex and requires nuance.

Some good examples:

Avoid questions that are too simple[edit]

In contrast, questions to avoid are those whose answer is short, simple, and can be found on a database.

These are questions that a search engine or an AI can easily answer. Some examples:

  • What is the height of Lebron James? (Answer is 1 number.)
  • What is the first movie of John Wayne? (Answer is 1 title.)
  • Who is Agatha Christie? (Wikipedia answers this.)