How about you: Worst interview question ever?
My two worst ones:
Q: "What is your GPA?"
This was asked of me on my first job interview, while I was still in college so school work was pretty much all I had as a background for programming work. This was a horrible question because the answer was on the sheet of paper that the interviewer's hand was on (my resume) when she asked it and had in her possession for a week.
Q: "Why are manhole covers round?"
While the obvious answer is "because the holes are", the intent of this question is to be a logical puzzle to test analytical skills. Unfortunately, I think it falls into the "either you know it or you don't" category as opposed to something you can walk through a thought process with. Incidentally, the answer is that because it's the only shape that cannot be oriented in such a way that the top can fit through the hole (contrast it with a square, for example, where the distance between two opposite corners is longer than any of the sides).
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What is the worst question you were ever asked on an interview?
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