The Ask is an organisation set up by Mayor Prentiss to counter the Answer, the rebel group that seeks to overthrow the Mayor/President. It was created when, after the Answer bombs a building in New Prentisstown, the Mayor says if there is an Answer, you have to Ask first.

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The Ask uses a special technique of interrogation; named 'Asking', rather aptly. The interrogator ties the captives to a chair, then beats them, both mentally and physically. When Todd is interrogated, the interrogator used stress positions, mainly Viola, who turns out to be Todd's weak point.

The Ask is brutal in its practices, horrifying many, including Todd, Viola, the Spacle (Spacks for short) and common members of society.