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Test incompl/inter-282, Question 5 #1 (permalink) Sat Sep 25, 2010 17:18 pm   Test incompl/inter-282, Question 5
 

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ESL/EFL Test #282 "English Slang Idioms (4)", question 5

When Helen began looking for a job after college, she found that she couldn't get one without work experience. She wondered how she could get any experience without getting a job. She found this to be a major ......... in modern society.

(a) idiosyncrasy
(b) circus
(c) catch-22
(d) game

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ESL/EFL Test #282 "English Slang Idioms (4)", answer 5

When Helen began looking for a job after college, she found that she couldn't get one without work experience. She wondered how she could get any experience without getting a job. She found this to be a major catch-22 in modern society.

Correct answer: (c) catch-22
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This is a major catch-22 to get a job after college without work experience.
Catch-22 is a trap and the title Joseph Heller's novel which set during World War II.
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