Apparently Thomas Edison invented bizarre interview questions, too. Could you score the required 90% or better with questions like these?
Who was Francis Marion?
Where is the River Volga?
Who invented logarithms?
What is the first line in The Aeneid?
What war material did Chile export to the Allies during the War?
Where is the Sargasso Sea?
Of what is brass made?
Who was Leonidas?
Who discovered the X-ray?
Where do we get shellac?
Why is cast iron called Pig Iron?
Who was Bessemer and what did he do?
In modern times, Edison would hire champion Trivial Pursuit players, I suppose. More at Mental_Floss.