Questions out of left field...

<p>What was everyone's most memorable, strangest, most surprising, or most interesting question that they were asked in their interview? Unless you had an out-of-body experience and do not recall :-)</p>

<p>I do not recall.</p>

<p>If you could talk to anyone in Washington, D.C., who would it be and what would you ask them?</p>

<p>(Note that this kind of question was rare, some interviewers just enjoy that stuff occaisonally.)</p>

<p>This was a few months ago</p>

<p>I was asked why I thought soldiers were committing acts of torture in Iraq. I gave a vague answer but my interviewer wanted it to be political (he basically said the soldiers have no direction b/c the war is based on a vague sort of thing in the first place)
Needless to say I was a little surprised by his forthright politics</p>

<p>When he asked me about books i had read in the past few months, I said The Stranger by Camus and got into a discussion about that. Out of the blue, he asked me if I thought that the book displayed any properties of existential philosophy, and I completely blanked on what existentialism was.</p>

<p>he asked about how i would use the insanity defense in a court of law. out of the blue.</p>

<p>Now you can see why admissions doesn't put a whole lot of stock in the interview importance.</p>

<p>The Stranger is all about existentialism - surely that was written on the blurb or something?!</p>

<p>Yeah, but I as I said, I completely blanked on what existentialism was at that point, and when I actually read it, I didn't know what it was. I thought I stringed together a slightly coherent answer though, saying that it was somewhat comparable to the works of Jean Paul Sartre or something.</p>

<p>strung, not stringed</p>


<p>Fair play.</p>

<p>Oops, haha. I guess I won't get into Harvard now. That's what I get for posting at 11:00 pm with only 2 hours of sleep.</p>