If You Were A Tree, Would You Be A Cherry Or An Oak?.
This is a question, albeit a silly one, that sometimes comes up in interviews or written psychological testing with strangers—or strange human resource reps. Another one is, “If you were an animal, would you be a fish or a dog?”
They may be testing your critical thinking ability or your creativity or temperament. Probing like this is not all that common but not unheard of, either. Interpreting it is loaded with more questions, mainly, what are they looking for?