|Think out of box sample Q&A|
|scienceclub||Date: Thursday, 30-Oct-2014, 9:36 AM | Message # 1|
|Think out of box questions |
Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!
Q. If it took eight menten hours to build a wall, how long would it take
four men to build it?
A. No time at all it is already built.
Q. If you had threeapples and four oranges in one hand and four apples
and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands. (Good one)
Q. How can you lift anelephant with one hand?
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one
Q. How can a man goeight days without sleep?
A. No Problem, He sleeps at night.
Q. If you throw a redstone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that.
Q. What looks like halfapple?
A: The other half.
Q. What can you nevereat for breakfast?
Q. What happened whenwheel was invented?
A: It caused a revolution.
Q. Bay of Bengal is inwhich state?
|scienceclub||Date: Thursday, 30-Oct-2014, 9:36 AM | Message # 2|
|Question 1: |
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining
heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people
waiting for a bus:
An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well
that there could only be one passenger in your car?
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of
a job application.
* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and
thus you should save her first;
* or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life,
and this would be the perfect chance to! pay him back.
* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble
coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?
He simply answered:
"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady
to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the
partner of my dreams."
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.
Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."
What will you do if I run away with your sister?"
The candidate who was selected answered " I will not get a better
match for my sister than you sir"
Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) - What if one morning you
woke up & found that you were pregnant.
Girl - I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with
my husband. (Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this,
but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said
later when asked)
Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee
arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?
Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea"
He got selected.
You know how and why did he say "TEA" when he knows very well that
coffee was kept before.
(Answer: The question was "What is before you (U - alphabet) Reply
was "TEA" ( T - alphabet)
Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his "First Diwali"?
People will start thinking of Ayodya, Mitila [Janaki's place],
But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord
Krishna Killing Narakasura. In Dasavataar, Krishnavathaar comes
So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!
The interviewer asked to the candidate "This is your last question of
the interview. Please tell me the exact position of the center of this
table where u have kept your files."
Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and
told that this was the central point at the table.
Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central
point of this table, then he answers quickly that
"sir u r not likely to ask any more question, as it was the last
question that u promised to ask....."
And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittedness. .......
This is what Interviewer expects from the Interviewee. ...
|scienceclub||Date: Friday, 31-Oct-2014, 6:06 PM | Message # 3|
|Some more think out of the box questions………….. |
1. Youhave just walked into a dark two-storey house. There are three light switches
on the first floor A, B and C. Only one of the switches works, and it turns on
the light on the second floor.
You cannot see the second floor light from
the first floor and there are no windows in the building, but you do have a
You can only make one trip up the stairs,
and you can only flip one switch at a time. How do you determine which of the
three switches turns on the light on the second floor ?
A. Makesure that all light switches are in the "off" position. Flip the
first switch A, and leave it on for about 10 minutes, or so. Then, turn switch
A off. Flip the second switch B on, and go upstairs to the light bulb.
If the bulb is off, but warm, it is the A
switch. If the bulb is on, it is the B switch. If the bulb is off and cool, it
is the C switch that you haven't turned on yet. You have successfully
determined which switch controls the light bulb, and you have gone up the
stairs only once.
2. Youare travelling down a road to a village. You reach a fork in the road and find
a pair of identical twin brothers standing there. One of the brothers always
tells the truth and the other always lies.
If you are allowed to ask only one question to one of the brothers tofind which is the correct road to the village, what is your question?
A. Pointto one of the roads in the fork and ask the following question to one of the
"If I ask your brother if this is the
correct road to the village will he say yes or no?"
If he answers is "no" then it is
the correct way to the village.
Think about it -
If the brother you are speaking to is the one who always lies, then he will say
"no" as he knows that his brother who speaks the truth would anwser
"yes". If the brother you are speaking to is the one who speaks the
truth, he will say "no" as he knows that his brother will lie about
it being the correct road. Either way an answer "no" tells you it is
actually the right road. Similarly if you are pointing to the wrong road you
will get the answer "yes".
3. Someone falls out of a thirty storybuilding, but lives. With luck and their landing pad not being factors, how
could they have survived the fall?
A. The person fell out of the first-storywindow. A critical thinker might try to identify possible landing pads that
would allow survival of a thirty-story fall, but the lateral thinker will
realize that the story did not specify what floor the person fell out of. They
can safely, within the logic of the story, conclude that the person fell out of
a ground floor window.
4. There are a dozen eggs in a carton.Twelve people each take a single egg, but there is one egg left in the carton.
A. The last person took the carton with theegg inside. This question challenges our ability to break outside of patterns,
and introduce concepts not provided in the context of the story. Since everyone
else in the story takes a single egg, the last person taking the whole carton
is a new, but not impossible, scenario that the lateral thinker must conceive.
|scienceclub||Date: Friday, 31-Oct-2014, 6:07 PM | Message # 4|
|5. A boat has a ladder that’s ten feet long,and hangs off the side of the boat, with its last two feet submerged in water. |
If the ocean tide rises five feet, how much of the ladder will be underwater?
A. Two feet. If the ocean rises, so will theboat, and the amount of ladder under the water will remain the same. A critical
thinker might be tempted to work out the math in this obvious trick question,
but a lateral thinker will spot the attempt at misconstruction.
6. There are ten birds perched on a fence. Afarmer aims his rifle and shoots one. How many birds are left?
A. One – the dead bird that the farmer shot.This is another trick question. Some people might want to answer seven, since
the farmer only shot one bird, while others might want to twist the story and
suggest the farmer indirectly killed the others while just firing a single
bullet. The correct answer is one, because after the farmer fires a single
shot, the other birds fly away, startled.
7. What weighs more – 100 pounds offeathers, or 100 pounds of quarters?
A. They weigh the same – 100 pounds. Thisquestion is meant to trick the uncritical and unobservant listener from
thinking that the material of the object affects its weight, even if there are
100 pounds of each.
8. If you were alone in a dark cabin, withonly one match and a lamp, a fireplace, and a candle to choose from, which
would you light first?
You would light the match first. Without it, you couldn’t light any of
the other appliances. This is another question that encourages the thinker to
break free of assumed patterns and think outside the box.