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"Draw me a house," with the gotcha if you don't ask questions, is described by Fred Moody in I Sing the Body Electronic. That's early 90s Microsoft.

Interesting. While I understand the reasoning behind it, I just don't see how it would actually predict how the candidate would behave in the actual job. It seems more likely to divide candidates into a) people who thought this was setup for a bigger question, and b) people who'd been coached on this sort of thing.

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