Interview “Trick” Questions

Here a few “trick” questions – there is no right or wrong answer. The recruiter will ask you these questions to note how quick you are to “think on your feet”.

  1. How would you explain the concept of light and darkness to a man who has been blind all his life?
  2. How would you explain to your grandmother what is an ‘ATM machine’?
  3. How would you explain to your grandfather what is a ‘compiler’?
  4. How would you explain to your grandmother what is a ‘database’?
  5. What do you think are your greatest strengths?
  6. What are your greatest weaknesses? (name at least three)
  7. Explain the concept of a database to your 8 year old nephew? (don’t worry if you don’t have one – just be creative!)
  8. How will you tell your grandmother how ‘Cloud Computing’ is going to change her world?
  9. Give the two most likely outcomes when I roll two dice (regular, nothing funny!) and how the potential results change with the dice (maybe give us a formula)?
  10. Write a formula to explain life – explain it is as much as you can. (don’t worry, there is no ‘right’ answer!)
  11. Ask me the toughest question you can think of.
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