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The Top Ridiculous Interview Questions Jobseekers Need To Be Prepared For

Vivian Giang

Wacky interview questions are asked to make you think on your feet — and it doesn't seem like these  mind-numbing teasers are going to go away any time soon. 

For the past year,  Glassdoor compiled the most off-the-wall questions to  " help job seekers prepare for challenging or unexpected questions that may arise during an interview."

Here are the top oddball questions from last year:

1. “If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?”

Asked by  Forrester Research  for a  Research Associate candidate .

2. "How many cows are in Canada?"

Asked by  Google  for a  local data quality evaluator candidate .

3. “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?

Asked by  JetBlue  for a  pricing / revenue management analyst candidate .

4. "A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?”

Asked by  Clark Construction Group  for a  office engineer candidate

5. "What songs best describes your work ethic?"

Asked by   Dell   for a consumer sales candidate.

6. "Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?"

Asked by Amazon for a product development candidate.

7. “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”

Asked by  Gallup  for an  associate analyst candidate .

8. “How would you rate your memory?”

Asked by Marriott for a front desk associate candidate.

9. "Name three previous Nobel Prize Winners.”

Asked by   BenefitsCONNECT   for an Office Manager candidate.

10.  “Can you say: ’Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”

Asked by  MasterCard  for a  call centre candidate .

11.  “If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?”

Asked by  Trader Joe’s  for a  crew candidate .

12. "How would people communicate in a perfect world?”

Asked by  Novell  for a  software engineer candidate .

13.  “How do you make a tuna sandwich?”

Asked by  Astron Consulting  for a  office manager candidate .

14. “My wife and I are going on vacation, where would you recommend?”

Asked by   Pricewaterhouse Coopers  for an  advisory associate candidate .

15.  “You are a head chef at a restaurant and your team has been selected to be on Iron Chef. How do you prepare your team for the competition and how do you leverage the competition for your restaurant?”

Asked by  Accenture   for a  business analyst candidate .

16.  "Estimate how many windows are in New York.”

Asked by  Bain & Company  for an  associate consultant candidate .

17.  "What's your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”

Asked by LivingSocial  for an  adventures city manager candidate .

18. “Calculate the angle of two clock pointers when time is 11:50.”

Asked by  Bank of America  for a  software developer candidate

19. “Have you ever stolen a pen from work?”

Asked by   Jiffy Software for a software architect candidate.

20. "Pick two celebrities to be your parents."

Asked by   Urban Outfitters  for a sales associate candidate.

21. "What kitchen utensil would you be?"

Asked at for a  marketer candidate .

22. “If you had turned your cell phone to silent, and it rang really loudly despite it being on silent, what would you tell me?”

Asked by  Kimberly-Clark  for a  biomedical engineer candidate .

23. “On a scale from one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.”

Asked by  Kraft Foods  for a  general laborer candidate

24. "If you could be anyone else, who would it be?”

Asked by  for a  sales representative candidate .

25. "How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet?”

Asked by  PETCO  for an  analyst candidate .

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