I will have to admit that there were other good questions. The interviewer clearly indicated that it was an optional question to ascertain how technical I was. He was also more interested in the approach.
A poor question in my opinion. Not sure how it demonstrates how "technical" a person is. If the question was about recitation of numeric casting rules it might make more sense. But to ask someone what will get "printed" is a bit looney ... and a waste of time.
If it was stolen from the java puzzler book, thats even worse
All credit goes to authors of the Java Puzzlers book for this question already in java puzzle list in their book.
I given example of binary numbers to understand multiple cast process easily in the given question by using JLS3.0.