Traditional, straightforward interview questions have dominated the interviewing conversations for generations. And as you prepare for your session, you can expect these questions (such as “Have you done this kind of work before?” and “Describe your greatest strengths”) to be part of the script.But some interviewers are now pushing these old standards aside in favor of questions that are not so clichéd and predictable. Your next session may involve questions that are unexpected, and thus harder to answer. These curveballs may sound like this: “Can you tell me how to build a bicycle?” “How many jelly beans can fit inside the Empire State Building?”“If you had to transport a blue whale from the Pacific coast to Portland Maine, how would you do it?” These questions (probably) have nothing to do with your potential responsibilities on the job, but they can certainly provide your employers with insight into your critical thinking skills, flexibility, and approach to problem solving. There’s just one big catch: You can’t plan your answers ahead of time. So if these questions come your way, you’ll have to stay cool and think on your feet. Here are a few tips that can help.