Trickiest Questions of 2014

This year is fast heading toward its end, so its obvious to start picking out Top10s and Top20s of almost everything we are interested in, like:


– Top5 Superhits films
– Top5 Gross Earner Movies
– Top5 Debut Actors/Actresses.
– Top5 godmen who turned out to be fxxkmen
– Top5 Indian Cricketers who crossed 200 in ODI (yeah, for us smashing double tons has become roz-roz ki baat)
– Top2 Honest Politicians.
– Top100000 Corrupt Politicians
– Top1000 Most hyped Honour Killings
– Top1000 Best Rapists and so on.

But, as I’m a little weird kinda businessman who don’t get attracted to obvious, but try to find some weird and equally interesting Top(N)s associated to my field.

Lets see what muck have I found. Well, in our corporate world we face ‘sookha’ of best talents. So we have made our selection criteria a little tricky. We try hard to upset the stomach of all job seekers during interviews, and when we find somebody with dry pants after interview we select him/her for suitable position.

Here I have compiled a set of ‘Julaabomycine’ questions, different business houses used as a final googlie to select or reject a candidate.

Job: Administrative Assistant at Google Inc.
-If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use.

2. Job: Product Manager at Google
-You want to design a phone for deaf people — how do you do it?

Job: Senior Recruiting Manager at Amazon.
– How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?

Job: Business Operations Intern at Facebook
– You have a bag of with “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?

Job: Software Development Engineer at Microsoft
– A disc is spinning on a spindle, and you don’t know which way. You are given a set of pins. Describe how you would use them to determine which way the disc is spinning.

6. Job: Intern at Microsoft
– How would you design an elevator?

7. Job: Associate Consultant at Microsoft
– Name as many Microsoft products as you can.

Job: Apple Intern
– What’s the most creative way you can break a clock?

Job: Summer Marketing Analyst at JP Morgan Chase
– 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?

Job: Recruiter at Twitter
– Why should we not hire you?

Job: Merchandiser at PepsiCo
– Do you believe in a higher power?

Job: Senior Software Engineer at Electronic Arts
– How do you compute the collision of two moving spheres?
Give me both the mathematical equations for the solution as well as an algorithmic implementation.

Job: Sales Associate at Pacific Sunwear
– If you were a street sign, what would you be?

14. Job: Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs
– 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.

15. Job: Investment Intern at AIG
– How do you cut a circular cake into eight equal pieces?

Your Answers please.

…shabab khan blog
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About Shabab Khan

A Journalist, Philanthropist; Author of 'The Magician', 'Go!', 'Brutal'. Being a passionate writer, I am into Journalism and writing columns, news stories, articles for top media house. Twitter: @khantastix
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