Fun to see this piece from Silicon Alley Insider, providing a stimulating visual slideshow of 15 Google interview questions. If we are teaching to 21st century skills, if we are teaching students to be leaders and innovators in their thinking and their problem-solving, then these are a lovely assessment of how well our students are doing. Pat Bassett wrote recently about “demonstrations of learning” we should require of our graduates; seeing our students answer these questions, or these type of questions, would be a charming addition to such a list of demonstrations of learning.
The article also provides a link to a longer list of 140 Google interview questions, from which I drew the following; enjoy:
Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man other than her husband has cheated, but does not know when her own husband has. The village has a law that does not allow for adultery. Any wife who can prove that her husband is unfaithful must kill him that very day. The women of the village would never disobey this law. One day, the queen of the village visits and announces that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens?