The term question is from the early 13c., "philosophical or theological problem;" early 14c. as "utterance meant to elicit an answer or discussion," also as "a difficulty, a doubt," from Anglo-French questiun, Old French question "question, difficulty, problem; legal inquest, interrogation, torture," from Latin quaestionem (nominative quaestio) "a seeking, a questioning, inquiry, examining, judicial investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of quaerere "ask, seek."
Questioning begins with closed and open ended questions. Close-ended questions are questions which do not allow for various response options. Close-ended questions expect a particular answer limited to certain answers. Closed-ended questions are usually answered with "yes" or "no." Open-ended questions are questions that allow for various responses. Open-ended questions do not expect a particular answer and instead allow for a response of one's choosing. Negotiations are about questions. Pick the correct question for the situation.
Utterance of doubt, examine and inquiry, question and answer