To give you food for thought, we’ve collected some of the more outrageous interview questions reported by candidates and posted online. Some are attempts to test lateral and strategic thinking, some are just plain strange.
► Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are. (asked by Capital One)
► If you could be any superhero, who would it be? (asked by AT&T)
► What would you do if you inherited a pizzeria from your uncle? (asked by Volkswagen)
► If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner? (asked by Amazon)
► How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus? (asked by Google)
► An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents, how much is a pear? (asked by Epic Systems)
► How do you weigh an elephant without using a weight machine? (asked by IBM)
► How are M&M’s made? (asked by US Bank)
► Explain [to] me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years. (asked by Boston Consulting)
► Given the numbers 1 to 1000, what is the minimum number of guesses needed to find a specific number if you are given the hint “higher” or “lower” for each guess you make? (asked by Facebook)
► Sell me an invisible pen. (asked by Proctor and Gamble)
What is an odd interview question that you've been asked?