"When interviewing pharmaceutical sales representatives, employers are looking for candidates with expert sales skills accompanied by a strong knowledge of pharmacology. Expect to answer a mix of technical questions about the uses and effects of different drugs as well as sales questions how you would go about marketing them to doctors. Although not mandatory, receiving certification as a Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative (CNPR) will ensure you walk into interviews with a competitive pharmacological background."
What industry do my parents work in?
What is the co relationship between my competencies with my parents work?
The question seems to relate or subjectively establish the like father like son assumption which in human relation management perspective is called stereotyping or in strategic management is termed 'think out of the box'.
Or simply the topic is created so that to test the communication skills.