Five reasons why people ask questions: through stupidity and foolishness; with evil intentions and through covetousness; with a desire to know; out of contempt; with the thought: "If he answers my question correctly, it is good; if not, then I shall give the correct answer.
I understand and approve 'with a desire to know' - pretty obvious.
I understand and sometimes approve 'with the thought: "If he answers my question correctly, it is good; if not, then I shall give the correct answer".' It's a good teaching strategy, but it can also be part of domination/vanity games.
I understand but don't approve 'stupidity and foolishness, evil intentions and covetousness'.
But I just don't understand 'out of contempt'. Are we talking about pseudo-questions like, "Are you too stupid to understand that 2 plus 2 is 4?" ?