An inquiry having no correct answer, or one asked for the sole purpose of starting controversy or eliciting certain responses. Basically, a no-win situation.
Girlfriend asks: do I look fat in this? (trick question)

If you tell her she does, she'll throw a fit and tell you how insensitive you are. If you tell her she doesn't she'll call you a liar and go off on a tangent about how "all men are the same" or some nonsense like that
by quiggler March 27, 2008
a question, usually in a school exam, that, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is designed to be so easy that it causes people to overthink and believe that it is a trick question when it is really not
I shouldn't have overthought that one exam item. Damn you, anti-trick question!
by TheInquisitiveCheese April 7, 2022