There has been some discussion about seeding the site with overly simple questions. I see that today Jeff posted on the Stack Overflow blog about the issue. They're looking at adding a new close reason:
general reference: this question is too basic; the answer is indexed in any number of general internet reference sources designed specifically to find that type of information.
Check out the blog post and the flowchart of how to decide what might be "too general" information.
Do you feel like this is a problem we're currently experiencing? We have some pretty general questions but I feel that having them here on the site is useful as a reference point.