January 3, 2012

Weird interview questions

What would your replies be!

“A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?” asked at a Google interview

“How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30 p.m. on a Friday?” — Asked at Google, Vendor Relations Manager candidate

“If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?” — Asked at Hewlett-Packard, Product Marketing Manager candidate

“Given 20 ‘destructible’ light bulbs (which break at a certain height), and a building with 100 floors, how do you determine the height that the light bulbs break?” — Asked at Qualcomm, Engineering candidate

“How would you cure world hunger?” — Asked at Amazon.com, Software Developer candidate

“You’re in a row boat, which is in a large tank filled with water. You have an anchor on board, which you throw overboard (the chain is long enough so the anchor rests completely on the bottom of the tank). Does the water level in the tank rise or fall?” — Asked at Tesla Motors, Mechanical Engineer candidate

“Please spell ‘diverticulitis’.” — Asked at EMSI Engineering, Account Manager candidate

“You have a bouquet of flowers. All but two are roses, all but two are daisies, and all but two are tulips. How many flowers do you have?” — Asked at Epic Systems, Corporation Project Manager/Implementation Consultant candidate

“How do you feel about those jokers at Congress?” — Asked at Consolidated Electrical, Management Trainee candidate

“If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be?” — Asked at Summit Racing Equipment, Ecommerce candidate

Any innovative responses? :)

Source: Washington Post


Anonymous said...

I give up.
Seriously tough to crack Sir.
And I'm saying this after having had one entire day to think. I can't imagine what the interviewees managed to reply on the spot.

Wow... Not a single witty answer. I feel like I've hit an all time low.

U No Hoo said...

Same here. Was not able to crack anything meaningful.

rohan said...

answer to the 8'th question - we have a bouquet full of flowers
Answer to 6th question- The water level in the tank will rise ..as per Archimedes's principle.