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What are the best interview questions that are tricky and require presence of mind to answer them?

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What is the correlation between the ability to answer tricky questions and being successful in the field not related to answering tricky questions?

I would imagine not good, which is why Google switched to these style questions:

Yah, I don't think TRICKING a job candidate is a good goal for a job interview.

One of the biggest things I think is correlated with job success is how easy it is to collaborate with someone fruitfully, so I like interview questions where you design something together. I find it's least threatening to do something whimsical like a new snack item or a miniature golf course. But you quickly find out how the person works in a group and whether they can explain their design decisions.

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