I started a new job and it's in a fast paced environment where the company keeps track of the speed you're doing work. There are several people who's job it is to help out new people when they get stuck. Sometimes when I ask questions they say things like "what do you think you should do?" or "go to this screen, now where do you think you should go next?". I find this slightly rude though I'm open to the possibility that it's not. Is it condescending when asking a person for help, whose job it is, for them to answer your question with a leading question?
I remember at an old job my boss asked "what port does network xyz connect on?" and I said "it's specified in document abc" and he replied "I know but I want to see if you know". Thing is in most situations I'm in the middle of doing things, and at my current job I could have a customer on hold. If I'm not on the phone, the policy is I must answer the phone immediately, so this is what I mean the environment is always fast paced.
I find I learn best when people explain things to me directly, though I guess other's learn better through this approach.