This question has been bothering me for quite some time, what do you call it when you ask a question knowing full well that the other person is going to say the wrong thing just so you can correct him, e.g.:

Hey, what’s the capital of Brazil?
Other: Rio!
Me: Incorrect, it’s Brazillia!

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    Are you waiting for an incorrect answer? :)
    – Lawrence
    Feb 6, 2018 at 6:00
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    I can only think of a 'trick question'. Feb 6, 2018 at 9:27

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-Hey, what’s the capital of Brazil?


-Gotcha! It’s Brasilia!

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