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trick question

noun [C] uk   us  
a question that makes you believe you should answer it in one way, when the question you are really meant to answer is hidden within it
Translations of “trick question”
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙性問題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗性问题…
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