Four Queer Questions and Answers

John Kolyav By John Kolyav, 7th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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These are questions really asked in some interviews. Hope this sharing may help someone in similar situations. Forgive me if you know these already. Thanks

How can it be?

1. Joseph started from a particular place called A. He was walking along straight path only. First, he walked 50 miles towards south. Then, he walked 50 miles towards west and finally he walked 50 miles towards north. But, he could reach the starting point, A! Where on the earth was the place, A?

2. A clock struck eleven times: it was eleven o’ clock. It struck twelve times: it was twelve o’ clock. What is the time if the clock strikes thirteen times?

Presence of mind

3. A candidate was called in for the interview. The interviewer had kept a few things behind the door in such a way that those should fall when he opens the door. The candidate entered and they fell down with noises. While the interviewee was in embarrassment, the interviewer shouted, “What is it?”

4. How many buckets of water are there in the Arabian Sea?


1. The point A was the north pole of the earth. (Due to geographical curvature)
2. It is time to repair the clock (Since clocks normally won’t strike more than twelve)
3. ‘It’ is a pronoun! (The question must be to check the presence of mind)
4. Only one bucket, if it is big enough!

Further reading:


Answer, Arabian Sea, Big Ben, Candidate, Clock, Interview, North Pole, Pronoun, Question

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Born in 1963, Postgraduated in 1986. Six novels and four poetry books published. Got three state- level awards for literary works. More details at

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author avatar AMITA PATEL
7th Sep 2012 (#)

very nice brain-teasers . I liked it.

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author avatar John Kolyav
7th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you very much, Madam for your appreciation.

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