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Friday, July 20, 2007

a test—no cheating allowed!

(another email nugget with unknown source I'm afraid)

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
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The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
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2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
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Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?
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Wrong Answer
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Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.
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3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All of the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
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Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory. Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.
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4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?
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Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.
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According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four-year-old.

Snort. And um, no, I didn't get any right. ;)

3 Comments:

Anonymous krissa said...

Does it go without saying that the reason 4 year olds got the questions right and adults didn't is because they are more likely to use their imagination? There is no way in the world to get a giraffe, elephant, etc. into a refrigerator. So no adult is going to come up with their answer. It's cute and fun, their test, but it can't really be used to gauge the reasoning skills they claim it does. And I'm not just saying that because I got all the answers wrong, either. "snort"! :)

July 21, 2007 7:44 AM

 
Blogger Dakota said...

LOL, very funny test!
(I got most of the answers wrong)

July 21, 2007 11:26 AM

 
Blogger KJ's muse said...

I believe you Krissa. ;)

Most, Dakota? You mean you got at least one answer right? Not fair! Snort.

July 22, 2007 5:44 PM

 

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