Subscribe

Would Google hire you? 10 test questions to find out

The interview process at Google doesn't consist of questions like, 'What's your greatest strength?' Instead, nervous applicants are asked to deconstruct puzzles like: "You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?" From William Poundstone's new book Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, here are 10 sample headscratchers that Google interviewers might throw an applicant's way. Can you solve them?

1. When there's a wind blowing, does a round-trip by plane take more time, less time, or the same time?

How does wind affect the length of a flight?

(Read caption)

More time

 

Less time

 

The same time

 

It depends on the airplane

 
Javascript is disabled. Quiz scoring requires Javascript.

 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK