Interesting Questions

A collection of intriguing questions from multiple sources.

By Vamshi Jandhyala in life

November 24, 2014

Questions

Here is a compilation of interesting questions from various sources.

  • Do you consider yourself smart?
  • If you could go back in time, when would it be and why?
  • Are you cool?
  • Why are man holes round?
  • Bring an item with you to the interview that best suits your personality.
  • If there was an omnipotent God, would he be able to create a stone he couldn’t lift?
  • Should someone sell their kidney?
  • Imagine a pen that could do anything. How would you sell it to me?
  • On a day-to-day basis, what number do you think of the most?
  • If you could have a day on earth where you could do one thing as much as you wanted what would it be?
  • What would you expect to see written on your gravestone?
  • How would you move three chairs from one end of the room to the other?
  • Would you wear a sombrero at the airport so company guests can identify you during pick-up?
  • Why can’t you light a candle in a space ship?
  • How would you measure the weight of your own head?
  • What do you like most about the brain?
  • Is it moral to hook up a psychopath(whose only pleasure is killing) to a reality simulating virtual machine so that he can believe he is in the real world and kill as much as he likes?
  • If I could fold a paper infinite number of times, how many times must I fold it to reach the moon?
  • Should obese people receive free medical treatment?
  • Can history stop the next war?
  • Where does honesty fit into law?
  • What books are bad for you?
  • What would happen if you drilled through the earth all the way to the other side and jumped into the hole?
  • What does it mean to be happy?
  • A sees B walking towards a cliff. A knows B is blind but doesn’t like him, so allows him to walk off the cliff. Is this murder?
  • What is fate?
  • How would you describe an apple?
  • Does a snail have consciousness?
  • Why is there salt in the sea?
  • Was it fair that a woman’s planning application for painting her door purple in a conservation area was declined?
  • What percentage of the world’s water is there in a cow?
  • Why are big, fierce animals so rare?
  • When are people dead?
  • If you are not in Alabama, how do you know it exists?
  • Are there too many people in the world?
  • How many animals did Moses take on the Ark?
  • How many grains of sand are there in the world?
  • How do you describe a human to a person from Mars?
  • Why don’t a lot of people still not believe in Evolution?
  • How would you reduce crime through architecture?
  • Would you say greed is good or bad?
  • Why do the words ‘God’ and ‘I’ have capital letters?
  • Is nature natural?
  • Is there such a thing as ‘race’?
  • How would you travel through time?
  • Can a computer have conscience?
  • Is it important to focus on poverty at home or abroad?
  • What do you think is the biggest global crisis right now?
  • If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office, what type of parade would it be? – The Zappos Family, Customer Loyalty Team Member interview.
  • How lucky are you and why? – Airbnb, Content Manager interview.
  • If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors? – Apple, Specialist interview.
  • If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be? – Red Frog Events, Event Coordinator interview.
  • Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? – Dell, Account Manager interview.
  • If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? –Yahoo, Search Quality Analyst interview.
  • If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why? – Bed Bath & Beyond, Sales Associate interview.
  • Do you believe in Bigfoot? – Norwegian Cruise Line, Casino Marketing Coordinator interview.
  • Why is a tennis ball fuzzy? – Xerox, Client Manager interview.
  • What is your least favorite thing about humanity? – ZocDoc, Operations Associate interview.
  • How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the U.S.? – Factual, Software Engineer interview.
  • How honest are you? – Allied Telesis, Executive Assistant interview.
  • How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year? – Goldman Sachs, Programmer Analyst interview.
  • Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words? – LivingSocial, Consumer Advocate interview.
  • If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children? – McKinsey & Company, Associate interview.
  • You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why? – Urban Outfitters Sales Associate interview.
  • How does the internet work? – Akamai, Director interview.
  • If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why? –SinglePlatform, Inside Sales Consultant interview.
  • What’s the color of money? – American Heart Association, Project Manager interview.
  • What was the last gift you gave someone? – Gallup, Data Analyst interview.
  • What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? – Applebee’s, Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server interview.
  • How many snow shovels sold in the U.S. last year? – TASER, Leadership Development Program interview.
  • It’s Thursday; we’re staffing you on a telecommunications project in Calgary, Canada on Monday. Your flight and hotel are booked; your visa is ready. What are the top five things you do before you leave? – ThoughtWorks, Junior Consultant interview.
  • Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt. – Active Network, Client Applications Specialist interview.
  • Have you ever been on a boat? – Applied Systems, Graphic Designer interview.
  • Room, desk, or car - which do you clean first?
  • Name five uses of a stapler without staples.
  • How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?
  • How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30PM on a Friday?
  • If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?
  • How would you cure world hunger?
  • How many different ways can you get water from a lake at the foot of a mountain, up to the top of the mountain?
  • If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be?
  • Pepsi or Coke?
  • How many times in one day do a clock’s hands overlap?
  • What’s the connection between Turkey and Turkmenistan?
  • If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
  • What do you think of garden gnomes?
  • Why is called shipping when sent on land?
  • Why are infographics so popular?
  • If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use – Google Administrative Assistant
  • How would you test an elevator? – Software Development Engineer at Microsoft
  • How would you solve problems if you were from Mars? – Senior Recruiting Manager at Amazon
  • Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of. – Apple Software Engineering Manager
  • If you were a street sign what would you be? – Sales Associate at Pacific Sunwear
  • There are infinite black and white dots on a plane. Prove that the distance between one black dot and one white dot is one unit. – Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs
  • A Russian gangster kidnaps you. He puts two bullets in consecutive order in an empty six-round revolver, spins it, points it at your head and shoots. Click. You’re still alive. He then asks you, do you want me to spin it again and fire or pull the trigger again. For each option, what is the probability that you’ll be shot?– Internet Marketing Analyst at Facebook
  • Tell me a joke – Financial Analyst at JP Morgan Chase
  • How much would it cost to implement a product improvement for the entire US? – Product Manager at Google
  • Why wouldn’t I hire you? – Recruiter at Twitter
  • A dwarf-killing giant lines up 10 dwarfs from shortest to tallest. Each dwarf can see all the shortest dwarfs in front of him, but cannot see the dwarfs behind himself. The giant randomly puts a white or black hat on each dwarf. No dwarf can see their own hat. The giant tells all the dwarfs that he will ask each dwarf, starting with the tallest, for the color of his hat. If the dwarf answers incorrectly, the giant will kill the dwarf. Each dwarf can hear the previous answers, but cannot hear when a dwarf is killed. What strategy should be used to kill the fewest dwarfs, and what is the minimum number of dwarfs that can be saved with this strategy? - QA Automation Engineer at BitTorrent
  • What are the best dates to run marketing campaigns in your country? – Technical Support at Valve Corporation
  • If you were to be a Sony product, what would you be? – Retail Sales Specialist at Sony
  • Describe a time when you encountered ambiguity and how you dealt with it. – Summer Intern at AIG
  • Which three people that you don’t know do you admire the most and why? – Manager at Deloitte
  • How would you describe a dynamometer to an 8-year-old child? – Engineering Technician at Tesla Motors
  • How would you estimate how many radio stations are in the US? – Product Manager at Google
  • Do you believe in a higher power? – Merchandiser at PepsiCo
  • What was your biggest failing in your career? – Software Engineer at Electronic Arts
  • How do you feel about working in extreme weather conditions all year round? – Product Tester at MTD Products
  • Feeling ready to disappear?
  • Explain to me something you’re working on as if I were an eight-year-old?
  • Describe something that you should start doing, do more of, and do less of?
  • What’s the one thing you’ll never be as good at as others?