Many times Rabbonim will not take the time to speak to someone in learning or answer a question unless it is a "practical" question. This to me seems to be a new phenomenon but in Eretz Yisrael it is quite common (from experience.)
My question is is it muter to pose a question to a Rav as a "real" question even though it's not and the only reason I'm asking is to solicit a response for the sake of my learning. Is this a problem of genivas das? Perhaps the Rav will think since he has Siyata Dishmaya by every psak that he also has in this case and use again the same psak in an actual case (even though this case wasn't real.)
An additional question. If one is concerned (based on previous cases and that other Talmidei Chachamim feel this to be the situation) that perhaps a Rav is not paskening correctly and is being "machshil" the rabim with his psakim is one allowed to "test" the Rav by a asking a fake question to ascertain if he is paskening properly?
Please provide any sources in the above mentioned cases either way.