That would be the end of the visit, a quick two-question survey; except Gilligan has a query of her own.
In the countryside during the first half of the 20th century—the query “ como esta la mujer?”
Your query will be answered with a blank stare, followed by a long pause and half-hearted reply: My accountant?
1530s, quaere "a question," from Latin quaere "ask," imperative of quaerere "to seek, look for; strive, endeavor, strive to gain; ask, require, demand;" figuratively "seek mentally, seek to learn, make inquiry," probably ultimately from PIE *kwo-, root forming the stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (see who). Spelling Englished or altered c.1600 by influence of inquiry.
"to question," 1650s, from query (n.). Related: Queried; querying.