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Google Removed These Questions From Their Job Interview Because They Were Really Tricky

Google was an example of asking the interview questions with high standards and tricky questions. There seems to be no answer to that questions, and the high standards were knocking candidates out of the race at the starting line. Some of those questions were so bizarre that they were banned from being asked to a candidate.

Lewis Lin, a job coach in Seattle, made a list of nearly 140 questions that were asked to his clients by Google. Here are the top 16 of those questions.

How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

Why are main-hole covers round?

You need to check that your friend Bob has your correct phone number, but you cannot ask him directly. What must you write on the card that Bob can encode the message so that Eve cannot read your number?

How many piano tuners are there in the world?

Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. The village has a law that doesn’t allow for adultery. One day, the queen of the village visits and announced that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens?

A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?

How many times a day do a clock’s hands overlap?

How many vacuums are made each year in the US?

Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.

Explain the significance of ‘dead beef’.

If a person dials a sequence of numbers on the telephone, what possible words/strings can be formed from the letters which are associated with those numbers?

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel, and your mass is proportionally reduced to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

You have two eggs and access to a 100-story building …

You have to get from point A to point B. You don’t know if you can get there. What would you do?

Explain a database in three sentences to your 8-year-old nephew.