I have a really hard time understanding how this sentence is built. Every other sentence has had the subject before the verb (I ragazzi leggono), and here the subject is after the noun. Is this really how questions are structured? Can someone explain whether this is the norm, and why?
I looked this one up as I had the same question. According to Thought Co. in questions that begin with an interrogative word the subject or personal pronoun is usually placed at the end of the sentence. Check out this link: https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-ask-questions-in-italian-2011117
everything is either masculine or feminine in Italian, and masculine is the dominant gender. if you have a group of boys, it's ragazzi, and if you have a group of girls it's ragazze. if you have a group of girls AND boys, it's ragazzi again, because (since male is dominant) the boys in the group make it masculine