Best Computer Science Interview Question Ever

Forrest Iandola Reenacting the Best Computer Science Interview Question Ever

While perusing the blog of Chris Sells of Microsoft, I came across the best interview question I’ve ever seen:

I walked into my first technical interview at Microsoft, and before I could say anything, the woman says, You’re in an 8×8 stone corridor. I blink and sit down.

Interviewer: The prince of darkness appears before you.

Me: You mean, like, the devil?

Interviewer: Any prince of darkness will do.

Me: Ok.

Interviewer: What do you do?

Me: Can I run?

Interviewer: Do you want to run?

Me: Hmm I guess not Do I have a weapon?

Interviewer: What kind of weapon do you want?

Me: Um something with range?

Interviewer: Like what?

Me: Uh a crossbow?

Interviewer: What kind of ammo do you have?

Me: Ice arrows?

Interviewer: Why?

Me: Because the prince of darkness is a creature made of fire???

Interviewer: Fine so what do you do next?

Me: I shoot him?

Interviewer: No what do you do?


Interviewer: You WASTE him! You *WASTE* the prince of darkness!!

Me: Holy crap, what have I gotten myself into?

What’s the funniest interview question you have been asked? Reply in the comments!

Comments 2

  1. Parker wrote:

    I am so confused. What does she mean by waste!?

    Posted 22 Dec 2015 at 8:38 PM
  2. C wrote:

    “WASTE” probably be the case that he is a prince of darkness. Why should he be made of fire and shot by ice arrow. Lightning arrow would be more appropriate.

    Posted 20 Jul 2023 at 12:17 AM

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