8 Crazy Interview Questions

Let’s face it – in today’s age, there’s little reason for any candidate to walk into an interview unprepared. The internet is filled with countless articles detailing the best answers to common interview questions (like this one, this one, and this one). While no two candidates’ responses will ever be the same, typical interview questions can and do produce typical interview answers.

Sometimes the best way to discern one amazing candidate from another is to ask an oddball question – one that throws the candidate off guard and forces them to think on the spot. Here are some oddball interview questions* from some of the world’s largest companies.

“Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?”


“Do you believe in Big Foot?”

Norwegian Cruise Line

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

Trader Joe’s

“When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?”


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


“If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?”


“What would the name of your debut album be?”

—  Urban Outfitters

“How many basketballs would fit in this room?”

Delta Air Lines

* As reported by candidates on Glass Door

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