I don't know if this is an example of rhetoric.

How has CVS changed over the past few years?

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    Welcome to EL&U. It may or may not be rhetoric; it may or may not be a rhetorical question. In either case, it is not clear what you are asking. Can you provide the context of the sentence (whitepaper? exam question?) and explain what you think the answer is? I encourage to visit the help center for additional guidance on how to ask answerable questions. – choster Oct 20 '14 at 17:27
  • Please start by looking up rhetoric. – RegDwigнt Oct 21 '14 at 10:11

I think you're asking about a rhetorical question. Rhetoric by itself is a much broader category.

Whether the given question is a rhetorical question or not is impossible to say without more context. Does the speaker/author ask the question and then immediately proceed to answer it without waiting for or expecting an answer from another party? If so, then it was a rhetorical question.

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