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What questions will I be asked at the coop board interview?

I have my coop board interview today and I would be less than honest if I said that I was not feeling some anxiety surrounding this. It's scheduled for 8 o clock tonight.  Still, what can they possible ask in this interview that I haven't already been asked on the lengthy application? The coop  packaged, submitted several  months ago, required that I write a lengthy essay, filed out a questionnaire, got two reference letters, two years tax returns and W2, bank statements and pay stubs. I was talking to my friend Dominique about this and when she was applying for her apartment, a rental, she too was subjected to an interview. Dominique was asked if she owned any pets and what she likes to do in her spare time? Odd as this questions were already asked on the application. Dominique felt that I should give conservative responses to any question asked. What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to read and travel sounds better than I like to listen to music or have a bunch of my friends over so we can party. Are they going to ask me about my student loans? How will I respond to that? 
I spoke to the management company, trying to elicit any information I could about this process but unfortunately they were no help at all. The only information I got was that two other potential buyer were also being interviewed at the same time. Wish me luck.

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