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  1. one that actually asks several things which might require different answers

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. On his album Mitch All Together, Mitch Hedburg jokes about a supposed compound question on his health insurance form: "Do you ever use sugar or PCP?"

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  3. In a legal trial, a compound question will likely raise an objection, as the witness may be unable to provide a clear answer to the inquiry

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  4. For example, consider an imagined dialogue between a cross-examining attorney and a witness: The question could not be answered with a simple "yes" or "no" without the witness implicitly confessing to the murder

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  5. Compound questions are a common feature in loaded questions such as "Are you still beating your wife?" The argument is phrased as a single question requiring a single answer, but actually involves two or more issues that cannot necessarily be accurat

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  6. By combining the questions "Are you currently beating your wife?" and "Have you ever beaten your wife?", one can make it impossible for someone who has never beaten his wife to effectively answer the question, as phrased with a simple "no"

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
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