20 Insane Job Interview Questions From Top Companies!


You probably know that the top companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon ask their candidates the weirdest interview questions during the interview.  Although there is no right answer to these questions, they are designed to let interviewers see how you think through a problem or showcase a skill you offer.

The questions you're about to read below are compiled by Indian Times, with the help of Glassdoor's interview Questions & Reviews section. You'll probably start a discussion in the comment section on the possible answers to these strange questions anyways, so I am not even asking what would your response be:)

Have fun!

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slid...

1. Job: Google Administrative Assistant


Question: You have a a box of pencils.List 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use.

2. Job: Senior Recruiting Manager at Amazon


Question: How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?

3. Job: Apple Intern


Question: What's the most creative way you can break a clock?

4. Job: Sales Associate at Pacific Sunwear


Question: If you were a street sign, what would you be?

5. Job: Software Development Engineer at Microsoft


Question: A disc is spinning on a spindle, and you don't know which way. You are given a set of pins. How would you use them to determine which way the disc is spinning?

6. Job: Business Operations Intern at Facebook


Question: You have a bag of  "N" number of strings. At random, you pull out a string's end.  You pull out another string end and you tie the two together. 

You repeat this until there are no loose ends left to pull out of the bag. 

What is the expected number of loops?

7. Job: Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs


Question: 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.

8. Job: Summer Marketing Analyst at JP Morgan Chase


Question: Think of a product or service that no one has ever thought of before, one that you think would be revolutionary for your university. How would you market it?

9. Job: Product Manager at Google


Question: You want to design a phone for deaf people. How would you do it?

10. Job: Recruiter at Twitter


Question: Why should we not hire you?

11. Job: Intern at Microsoft


Question: How would you design an elevator?

12. Job: Automation Engineer at BitTorrent



A dwarf-hating 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. 

The dwarves are given an opportunity to collude before the hats are distributed. 

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?

13. Job: Associate Consultant at Microsoft


Question: Name as many Microsoft products as you can.

14. Job: Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs


Question: How much does a Boeing 707 weigh?

15. Job: Engineering Technician at Tesla Motors


Question: How would you describe a dynamometer to an 8-year-old child?

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