Direct from Networkers - Short Answer Questions
For those of you dreading your first encounter with the bad CCIE question man... It ain´t that bad...
They didn´t go into specifics, but the questions are very similar to those asked in written exams, and very close to Anthony´s interpertation.
They might ask, what would happen if two routers running EIGRP are connected via an intermediary switch and there´s an outage. (Answer: due to the fact that Ethernet has no native alarming mechanism, the hold'time would need to expire prior for the adjancencies to be torn.)
In summary, don´t sweat it, we should all be more than ready with IE´s product range and previous experience.