Google Interview Challenge: 10 Interview Questions

Google is famous for the creative and interesting questions they pose to candidates wishing to work for them and be part of the Google workplace. These 10 riddles were lifted straight from some of the interview questions Google puts to candidates. Think you belong at Google? Give them a try!

Google Riddles - The Surprise Box

Riddle:

You have 3 boxes. One of them contains a prize. You were allowed to pick just one of them. You pick - and it's empty. With 2 boxes left, you now have one box in your hand and another box in front of you. If given the chance to exchange your box with the box in front of you, would you do it? Why, and why not? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddles - A Helium Balloon in the Car

Riddle:

You're sitting in a car. The car has helium balloons tied to its floor. The windows in the car are closed and locked and the Air conditioner isn't working. What will happen to the balloons when you press on the gas? Will they move forward, stay in place, move backwards...?
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Google Riddles - Divvying Up the Booty

Riddle:

You're a pirate captain and your crew is about to divvy up the gold you've plundered. They are waiting for your wisdom on the subject. However, if less than half the pirate crew agree with your division of the gold, they will make you "walk the plank". How would you divvy up the gold in a way that will keep you alive and with your pockets full of gold? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddle - The Coin Tower

Riddle:

If you pile up coins one on top of another until they get as high as the Empire State Building - would you be able to fit them all into one average sized room? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddles - The Return Flight

Riddle:

Today is more windy than yesterday, will a return flight take the same time, less time, or the same amount of time to complete? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddles - The Big Hand and the Small Hand

Riddle:

What is the angle between the big hand and the small hand when the time is 3:15? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddle - The Ski Lift

Riddle:

You're on a ski lift, going from the bottom of the mountain to the top. How many chairs from the other side will you pass by? A few choices: 1. Half of them 2. 2/3 of them 3. All of them (but yours) 4. 3/4 of them (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddle - The Phone Number

Riddle:

You want Bob to have your phone number, but for some reason you can't ask him directly. You have to write Bob a note, and pass it to him through Lucy. Lucy can give you a note back with Bob's reply, but you don't want Lucy to know your phone number herself. What will you write on the note to Bob?
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Google Riddles - The Glass of Water

Riddle:

You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first -- does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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Google Riddles - The Sand Clocks

Riddle:

You have a 4 minute sand clock and a 7 minute sand clock, you need to measure 9 minutes while using both of them. What's your first move? (The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
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