When a question is reported, it becomes an indirect question. An indirect question does not end with a question mark; it ends with a full stop (period). We do not use quotation marks in indirect questions.
The reporter asked the weatherman, “When is the rain going to stop?”
The reporter asked the weatherman when the rain was going to stop also.
The police officer asked him, “Where were you last Sunday?”
The police officer asked him where he was the previous Sunday also.
We often use if in indirect questions.
“Do you believe in one god or many gods?”
My uncle asked if I believe in one god or many gods also.
My neighbour asked me, “Do you feel lonely without your wife and children?”
My neighbour asked me if I felt lonely without my wife and children also.
We can use whether or whether or not instead of if.
She asked whether I believe in one god or many gods.
My sister asked me whether/whether or not I would join her in jogging up the hill.