Personally, I like to hire the type of person who finds these types of quiz to be fun. It doesn't matter if they know the answer, it's the attitude that matters. A person who loves programming sufficiently to care about these irrelevancies is likely to be a good programmer. The sort of person who views such questions as being about right and wrong answers is probably not an "-Ofun" type of person. The best way to determine a person's attitude towards this type of quiz is to ask a couple of questions. The ideal candidate will probably have one or two of their own to throw back at me. At that point the interview becomes fun, because I know I'm going to recommend to hire.
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