There is something similar in Matthew, chapter 22:19-21, and in Luke, chapter 20:24, almost word for word. Jesus wanted to see the coin that was used for paying the Roman poll tax. Mark said that they brought Jesus one of these small silver Roman coins, a denarius. (οἱ δὲ ἤνεγκαν). Jesus then asked them (καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς) whose image and whose inscription title (Τίνος ἡ εἰκὼν αὕτη καὶ ἡ ἐπιγραφή) were on this coin? They answered him (οἱ δὲ εἶπαν αὐτῷ) that the image and inscription belonged to the emperor Caesar (Καίσαρος). This was a simple question with a simple answer.
There is something similar to this in Matthew, chapter 22:18-19, and in Luke, chapter 20:23-24. Mark said that Jesus was aware of their evil intentions or hypocrisy (ὁ δὲ εἰδὼς αὐτῶν τὴν ὑπόκρισιν). He asked them (εἶπεν αὐτοῖς) why were they testing or tempting him (Τί με πειράζετε)? This idea of testing or tricking Jesus was a common theme in the gospels. Jesus wanted them to bring him the Roman coin, a denarius (φέρετέ μοι δηνάριον), worth a little more than a US dollar. He wanted to see (ἵνα ἴδω) what coin was being used for paying the Roman poll tax.