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100 random questions asked in a job interview: Part 2

By James Ball | Apr 2, 2014 | Friday Funnies

In the first 50 random questions there were examples of candidates getting asked such gems at an interview:

  • whether a pirate or a ninja would win in a fight and
  • If a jaffa cake is indeed a cake or a biscuit.

Here are a further 50 mind-boggling real life examples from interviews gone by:

Random Questions: 51, How would you sell me eggnog in the summer?

Random Questions: 52, What would you like to ask from the God?

Random Questions: 53, What are the first three things you’d do on your first day at work here?

Random Questions: 54, How would you move Mount Fuji?

Random Questions: 55, If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Random Questions: 56, You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why?

Random Questions: 57, How would you explain a database in three sentences to your eight year old nephew?

Random Questions: 58, Why on earth are you here today?

Random Questions: 59, Tell me how you would determine how many house painters there are in the UK?

Random Questions: 60, If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner?

Random Questions: 61, How many bricks are there in Shanghai? Consider only residential buildings.

Random Questions: 62, Why do you think only a small percentage of the population makes over £125,000 a year?

Random Questions: 63, You have three boxes. One contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled so that no label accurately identifies the contents of any of the boxes. Opening just one box, and without looking inside, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?

Random Questions: 64, If you were given a free full-page ad in the newspaper and had to sell yourself in six words or less, how would the ad read?

Random Questions: 65, How do you feel about affirmative action?

Random Questions: 66, How do I rate as an interviewer?

Random Questions: 67, How many ball bearings, each one inch in diameter, can fit inside a 747 aircraft?

Random Questions: 68, What is the worst decision you have ever made?

Random Questions: 69, You have five bottles of pills. One bottle has 9 gram pills; the others have 10 gram pills. You have a scale that can be used only once. How can you find out which bottle contains the 9 gram pills?

Random Questions: 70, What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?

Random Questions: 71, You are in charge of 20 people. Organize them to figure out how many bicycles were sold in your area last year.

Random Questions: 72, How many Smartphones are there in London?

Random Questions: 73, How would you market table tennis balls if table tennis itself became obsolete? List many ways, then pick one and go into detail.

Random Questions: 74, What do you like to wear when you go to work?

Random Questions: 75, Sell me this glass of water.

Random Questions: 76, What has been your most bizarre life experience?

Random Questions: 77, 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?

Random Questions: 78, What is the philosophy of martial arts?

Random Questions: 79, If you could be any superhero, which one would you be?

Random Questions: 80, If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?

Random Questions: 81, Explain quantum electrodynamics in two minutes, starting now.

Random Questions: 82, If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?

Random Questions: 83, How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?

Random Questions: 84, Using a scale of 1 to 10, rate yourself on how weird you are.

Random Questions: 85, Given the numbers 1 to 1,000, 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?

Random Questions: 86, How would you define your personal work-life balance in terms of ratio (50/50 70/30 etc)?

Random Questions: 87, If I assembled three of your format supervisors in a room and asked them about you, what would they say about you that you would say is not true?

Random Questions: 88, What has been your most bizarre life experience?

Random Questions: 89, What football team do you Support? – Why them?

Random Questions: 90, What would it cost to rent Hyde Park for commercial purposes?

Random Questions: 91, If you could be Batman or Robin, which one would you be?

Random Questions: 92, What’s the most interesting holiday you’ve ever had?

Random Questions: 93, When you go on holiday, when do you pack your case?

Random Questions: 94, What do you think would be a fitting epitaph on your gravestone?

Random Questions: 95, What would you choose as your last meal?

Random Questions: 96,  If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Random Questions: 97, Which ancient place would you like to go?

Random Questions: 98, Why do you think Charles Chaplin is famous?

Random Questions: 99,What would you do when you have learnt that your boat is out of oil?

Random Questions: 100, What is the probability of throwing 11 and over with two dices?

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