Slug: best-interview-questions-ever Date: 2003-05-30 Title: Best… Interview… Questions… Ever!! layout: post
Ok, so I've been working on getting an interview with a web/IT company in So. Cal. Today I got an email from one of their staff, with a first round of questions.
quote Alright… let's test your mettle…
REM for $100:
Michael Stipe wears this during live performances to help him deal with stage fright.
Cheeses of Europe for $300:
Named after a town in Yorkshire, England, this cheese is most famous for being a favorite to the UK claymation characters Wallace and Gromit.
Scripting Languages for $200:
Often referred to as "LISP for dummies," this scripting language's three letter name is a homonym for an action that produces laughter.
All things Macintosh for $500:
This computer manufacturer, known for creating supercomputers, did all of its design work on Apple computers.
The History of XML for $300:
In January of 2000, this SGML-based language was finally formally specified in XML by the W3C. endquote
quote 7 Dream Jeopardy Categories
- The Writable Web
- Scripting Languages
- The History of XML
- National Geographic
- All things Macintosh
- Cheeses Of Europe
The answers, you ask? Well, ok.
- He actually had me stumped on the first question, and being a big R.E.M. fan I'm eternally ashamed I don't know the answer. But then again, neither does Google, so I don't feel too bad.
- What is Cheddar? (Wrong, it's Wensleydale. Dang. But it's a trick question - England is not Europe. smile)
- What is TCL?
- What is Cray Computers? (Possibly apocraphal)
- What is (X)HTML?
If the rest of the interview process is this entertaining, I'm gonna love working for this company!!