To ask these sort of questions in a job interview is downright idiotic.The purpose of an interview is to find out if the candidate is appropriate for the company and the job. That she has been invited to the interview already shows she is capable of doing the job: that was the point of reviewing the resume to see if she was qualified. In the personal interview, the manager talks with the candidate to assess the candidate's enthusiasm, motivation, and fit for the company.
If a manager asks trick questions, the manager is a moron. It shows that he has no idea how to interview. Upon being asked any of the questions below, the candidate should stand up, say "thank you", and leave.
yrs, andreas www.andreas.com----- Original Message ----- From: "Julie Krueger" <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 8:27 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Google Job Interview Questions
Crazy Questions at Google Job Interview <http://tihomir.org/crazy-questions-at-google-job-interview/> Published by tihomir on September 4, 2007 04:21 am under Uncategorized<http://tihomir.org/category/uncategorized/> A friend of mine had an interview a couple weeks ago with *Google Inc*. Heprovided me a list of just some of the questions he was asked. I've added afew more from others I have talked to who had interviews with the internetgiant, Google, as well. See if you can answer them. Many are open ended withseveral right answers, therefore I did not provide the answers. *1. *How many golf balls can fit in a school bus? *2.* You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass isproportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are thenthrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? *3.* How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?*4.* How would you find out if a machine's stack grows up or down in memory?*5.* Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew. *6.* How many times a day does a clock's hands overlap?*7.* You have to get from point A to point B. You don't know if you can getthere. What would you do? *8.* Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It's very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval?*9.* Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man other than her husbandhas cheated, but does not know when her own husband has. The village has a law that does not allow for adultery. Any wife who can prove that herhusband is unfaithful must kill him that very day. The women of the villagewould never disobey this law. One day, the queen of the village visits and announces that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens?*10.* In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. if they have a girl, they have anotherchild. if they have a boy, they stop. what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country? *11.* If the probability of observing a car in 30 minutes on a highway is 0.95, what is the probability of observing a car in 10 minutes (assuming constant default probability)?*12.* If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle betweenthe hour and the minute hands? (The answer to this is not zero!) *13.* Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to theircamp at night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only hasenough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and it's only strong enough to support two people at any given time. Each of the campers walks at a different speed. One can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the slow poke takes 10 minutes to cross. How do the campers make it across in 17 minutes? *14.* You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present includingyou and the friend. your friend makes you a wager that for every person youfind that has the same birthday as you, you get $1; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager? *15.* How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? *16.* You have eight balls all of the same size. 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?*17.* You have five pirates, ranked from 5 to 1 in descending order. The toppirate has the right to propose how 100 gold coins should be divided among them. But the others get to vote on his plan, and if fewer than half agree with him, he gets killed. How should he allocate the gold in order to maximize his share but live to enjoy it? (Hint: One pirate ends up with 98 percent of the gold.) Do you still think you have what it takes to work for Google?
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