Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Here's the link to a fascinating collection of 'Offbeat Interview Questions Asked to Make You Think'.

What follows is just a quick sampling:
• There are 9 balls one of which is lighter than the others. How would you find the lighter ball in 2 tries?

• If you had two 6-sided dice, what's the probability you get a 7?

• How many dogs in the world have the same exact number of hairs?

• Having an infinite supply of water and two containers, one for 3 liters and one for 5 liters, how would you measure 4 liters?

• Who would you fire right now?

• You have 200 Goldfish and 2 Piranhas. How many goldfish should the Piranhas eat to have 99% Goldfish in the tank?

• Three groups of different colored socks, something like 21 blue, 14 red, 18 green. If you're in the dark and can't see, how many socks will you need to pull out to make sure you get a matching pair?

• How many ball bearings, 1" in diameter, can you fit into a 747 aircraft?

• A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?

• Would you rather sell a deal for a large amount of money and walk away or receive less and have a partner for 10 years?

• How do they get the M on M & M's?

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