Question asked that is asked for effect and not usually designed for an answer.
Usually encourages the person or people being asked the question to reflect upon their own thoughts and beliefs rather than answer specifically out loud.
Examples of rhetorical questions-
Speaker: "What defense to the homeless have if the government will not protect them?"
Guy: "Did you get some from her last night?"
Other Guy: "Is the sky blue?"
Office Worker: "How stupid is this new filing system we have?"
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