His rationale? "I didn’t expect people to get the answers right, but I just want them to be curious about the world."
Butterfield now asks candidates what they want to be when they grow up, with a good answer focusing on areas people want to grow in or things people want to learn and a bad one being anything "very short".
But for those in their 20s who still don't have an answer at all, the 42-year-old entrepreneur has some good news:
I certainly didn’t have anything figured out by the time I was 25... I still don’t have certain things figured out.
(Note: the answer to question one is 51 and to question three is the 18th century or 1787-1799)