7 Most Insane Interview Questions


One of the biggest new trends in recent years is incorporating brain teasers into the interview process. Large companies like Google and Facebook have become known to ask these unusual questions in their interviews. While they may be a lot of fun, they also can reveal a lot about the candidate’s personality. In this article, our unique HireKeep team takes a shot at answering some of the craziest interview questions ever asked.

1. Whole Foods asked, “Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?”

We say: “Horse-sized duck, easier to strategize for 1 as opposed to 100”- Jack Edukere, Manager of Talent Relations
“I’m a lover not a fighter.” -Jon Chen, Growth Analyst

2. Uniqlo asked, “If you had $2,000, how would you double it in 24 hours?”

We say: “Invest in Uniqlo cause y’all are blowing up!”- Paul Murskov, HireKeep CEO.
“Buy some Bitcoin and pray.” -Ren Geers, Digital Growth Strategist

3. Facebook asked, “25 racehorses, no stopwatch. 5 tracks. Figure out the top three fastest horses in the fewest number of races.”

We say: “The winners from all five track race each other. The horses that finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in that race.” – Mike Paschke, Strategic Partnerships Manager
“I’d use the $2000 from the last question to buy a lion. The 3 horses that get the farthest are the fastest.” – Troy Mosby, Product Strategist

4. Google asked, “Why are manhole covers round?”

We say: “Because a circle does not have corners like a square so it fits on the manhole no matter which way you place it unlike any other shape.” -Paul Murskov, CEO
“Easier for the ninja turtles. Their shells won’t fit if they were squares.” – Jonathan Chen, Growth Analyst

5. The American Heart Association asked, “What is the color of money?”

This one gets pretty deep. We say: “Rainbow.When you have it, it shows your colors to others around you.When you don’t, it shows colors of others around you.” – Justin Kyung, Talent Engagement
“Red, as it takes blood sweat and tears to make money.” -Jack Edukere, Talent Relations Manager

6. Dropbox asked, “If you’re the CEO, what are the first three things you check about the business when you wake up?”

We say: “Check customer/client complaints or concerns, make sure there is enough money in the bank, and review any candidates I’m interviewing that day.” – Mike Paschke, Strategic Partnership Manager
“CEOs sleep?” – Ren Geers, Digital Growth Strategist

7. Google asked, “If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

We said: “Whatta Man by Salt N’ Peppa.”- Greg Kantziper, Manager of Talent Technology
“A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton.”- Ren Geers, Digital Growth Strategist
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