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A Short But Complicated Exam

The urge to complicate things

The urge to complicate things

The following short exam only has four questions, rather complicated I may add, but the results say a lot about your thinking processes and mental alertness. Be honest and don’t even glance at the answers, before you answer the questions.

Question 1: How would you put a giraffe in the refrigerator?

The correct answer is:

Open the refrigerator’s door, push the giraffe inside and close the door.

This question tests your tendencies to look for complicated solutions for simple tasks

Question 2: How would you put an elephant in the refrigerator?

If you answered: Open the refrigerator, push the elephant in and close the door, than your answer is wrong!

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, take the giraffe out, push the elephant in and close the door.

This question focuses on your capacity to consider consequences of previous actions.

Question 3: The King of the jungle, the lion, is throwing a party. All the animals in the jungle are present, except for one. Which animal does not attend the party?

The correct answer is the Elephant.

You do remember that the elephant is still in the refrigerator, don’t you?

Obviously this question was testing for your memory.

OK, if your answers so far are less than satisfying, you have one more chance to proof yourself a capable, intelligent person.

Question 4: You have to cross a deep and wide river where lots of crocodiles live. How are you going to do this?

Correct answer: you swim relaxed and quietly to the other side. You want to know why?
Because all the crocs are attending the lion’s party in the jungle.

This question tests your capacity to learn from previous mistakes.

Note: Don’t be too frustrated. 90% of all people participating in this exam, have all questions wrong.
Interestingly enough however, children that have had no contact with formal education yet, answer most questions correctly.

Have a great Sunday!

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