No question too basic. That's the philosophy.
For me, this is one of those instances of "I don't agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." They're not particularly interesting questions, but they're not breaking any rules either; they're on topic and follow the Q&A format. If I voted to close these, it would be hypocritical, I'd have no means to justify my actions.
At best, one could say that they're poor questions because they don't target experts, just anybody who's not too lazy to look it up. But then again, an expert might have something to say that Joey Googlemonkey doesn't. I don't know; I'm not an expert on turkey bacon, but maybe somebody out there is.
They're only rep bait because people vote for them, and that's the bigger problem. But having been a longtime and frequent user of Stack Overflow, I've long since made peace with the fact that beginner questions always pick up the most votes, because people only upvote what they understand and everybody understands a simple question/answer like that. Bring on the Fastest Gun in the West; it's easier to do my own occasional rep-whoring than try to swim against the tide.
As long as the question is on topic and objectively answerable, it shouldn't matter how basic/lazy it is (unless it's very poorly-written, in which case edit or downvote it).