Interview Question

Intermediate Software Developer Interview

-Kitchener, ON

The PEER Group

Your on a farm, and your in a field with horses and you have a fence that you have to repair. But you left your hammer back at the house, what do you do? Remember the fence is broken and you cannot leave it alone otherwise the horses will escape.

Tags:brain teaser, behavioral, problem solving, personality
AnswerAdd Tags

Interview Answers

7 Answers

2

Grab a rock and use it as a hammer. IMO a hammer is the easiest tool possible to replace.

Scott on

2

If there's absolutely no way to repair the fence without the hammer (can't use your shoe), and you have no assistant, bring the horse(s) with you to the house. Or send them into the barn -- pretty much all horses have a shelter for inclement weather, after all. Or scare all the horses to the far end of the pasture, then tie your shirt to the broken fence piece so it waves in the wind and spooks the horses away. Then go get the hammer. But frankly, if the fence is broken, how come the horses didn't escape before you got there to notice it was busted?

Anonymous on

2

Why assume the horses will want to leave? Horses are herd animals. Secure the stallion or lead mare, the rest will stay with them. How did it get broken while the horses were there, anyway? Are any of them injured? Do you have a bigger problem than some loose rails? Who left the horses in a pasture with a broken fence? If it was you, how will you CYA? If it was a coworker, how will you handle it? If it was the farmer's pretty daughter... nevermind.

This is absurd on

0

Or maybe just call someone to send over the hammer because the question does not say that I do not have a phone.

Anonymous on

0

Ride one horse back to the house to get your hammer and use rope to temporarily secure the fence. or Tie one horse to the fence and go back to the house and get your hammer.

Anonymous on

0

Take a belt, if you have one, and tie the fence until you go home for the hammer.

Anonymous on

2

Why do you need a hammer to fix the fence? Maybe that assumption needs to be questioned. How is this for an assumption? Since its a farm, chances are the fence is made up of 5-6 ft. long wood pieces; which can be maneuvered into poles by hand. So, I would fix the fence and be on my way.

Anonymous on

Add Answers or Comments

To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.