Examples of Display Questions

Display questions do not begin with a wh- wordOpens in new window and are often used by teachers to request that students display their knowledge about something.

In a display question, the wh- word (in bold) comes at the end of the question.

    For example:
  • So this story is about what?
  • And these isotopes are formed how?
  • So this book deals with what important issue?

These questions are often referred to as display questions because the asker is asking the respondent to display his or her knowledge about something.

Display questions have wh- information intonation and stress on the wh- word.