Some interview questions may be wierd but others are discrimatory and illegal. It is important to know what a potential employer can and can't ask and to have the confidence to "bat it back" if you don't feel the question asked is appropriate.
"There are two types of outrageous interview questions," says James Reed, chairman of the Reed group of companies specialising in recruitment and human resource consulting. "There are the ones that are there to provoke you, and there's nothing illegal about provoking someone, but they can be annoying." If you've ever been asked what kind of animal or biscuit you see yourself as, then you've been on the receiving end of those. "The other type is illegal or improper questions," says Mr Reed. "If you feel a question is improper, then it's up to you to bat that back."