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Tricky common sense interview questions & how to answer them?

One thing in your life, which is guaranteed to give you goosebumps no matter how much of a prior preparation you put in, is-The INTERVIEW. The questions fielded, test the candidate on various parameters and it is often in the arena of common sense that candidates are in a sticky position. Since our education system and society in general hardly makes any distinction between Intelligence and Common sense, the area becomes hard to tackle. Actually Common sense by definition is just that- a good sense in practical matters.

It is held that to function in society as a normal human being common sense is of vital significance. Common sense does not entail specialized knowledge, and Intelligence does not necessarily guarantee that the person bears common sense as well. Hence the saying-common sense is not so common. 😁

The best way to answer the common sense questions in an Interview- is to be calm, use your thinking capacity to think laterally(not linearly) and actually 'use' your common sense to come up with an effective answer. Panicking can drastically reduce one's capacity to think coherently and hence it is of the least help in such tricky situations. Believing in one self and trusting one's capabilities can help in many ways.
Some of the common sense questions listed below; are from friends' experiences, hope they are of help😀

Interviewer: Prove 5–2=4.
  1. Write FIVE.
  2. Strike off two letters since it was 5–2. The two letters remaining were IV.
  3. As we all know, IV represents 4 in Roman.
If you have only one match and you walked into a room where was an
oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?

Answer: The match.
How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

Answer: None. Moses didn’t have an ark. Noah did.

So as you see, all it requires is a little bit of presence of mind. If you have any more such interesting questions too, do share in the discussion below😀

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