Monday, November 09, 2009

Quiz For Smart People


I received this quiz in an email last week--and totally flunked. Let's see how well you do.
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The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. Scroll down for each answer. The questions are NOT that difficult. But don't scroll down UNTIL you have answered the question!

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?




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.

2 . How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?




Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong Answer.


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.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend...except one. Which animal does not attend?




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.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is inhabited by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat How do you manage it?




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.


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.
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I have no idea if that last paragraph is true or totally bogus. But it doesn't matter. What does matter: how did you do on the quiz?

NOTE: After you leave your comment about the quiz, don't forget to vote on the best caption for Photo Friday. There are a lot of funny captions.

15 comments:

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

Flunked. I should see how my boys do.

Timothy Fish said...

If professionals get these questions wrong and pre-schoolers get them right, then it seems to me that we should want to get them wrong. The reason most people will get them wrong is because the "correct" answers don't take into account what we have learned from years of experience.

Vonnie said...

Ha ha ha!!!

I flunked, too. I tried to "reason" it out, but failed!

I've got to pass this on.

Anita said...

I got #3 right! LOL

Ralene said...

I got the last one right! hehehe...

Mocha with Linda said...

Missed every single one. Hilarious!

Domino said...

Love it!

How do you get across the crocodile-inhabited river?

Open the refrigerator. Take out the elephant. Ride the elephant across the river.

Then the elephant can go to the Animal Meeting and my clothes don't get that icky river-water smell.

My answer is proof that GUYS wrote the "answers" to those questions.

Janna said...

I got the first one right :-) That was it :-(

Janna

Janna said...

Just gave the quiz to my 3 girls (13, 9 and 5) and the 13 year old got #3 right :-)

Janna

lahlah said...

Got the last two right. I'm going to give this little quiz to my Sunday School kids and see what they say. Should be interesting! Thanks!

Peg said...

I'm amazed -- I got #3 right!

I love Domino's answer to #4, though!

Sheila Deeth said...

That was fun. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Man! I totally and completely stunk! But, I had lots of fun coming up with answers.

1) Fold the giraffe into a neat, compact little square so he will not only fit into the refrigerator but I can put him into the crisper drawer.

2) Put the elephant into a space bag and use a vacuum to suck/squish him into a flat package. Slide the package onto the shelf above the crisper.

3) This one was easy. The Lion did not attend, BECAUSE he was already there! Think about it: Have you ever seen a host of a party also listed as an attendee?

And after I saw the answer, I came up with something that shows how the elephant and the giraffe would have to be there. Because what's a conference without a refrigerator to store snacks and drinks?

4) Send smoke signals up. Nearest Airport answers back. You say you want a helicopter to fly you over the river. They comply, mission success!

See! This was really very easy. :P

~Marieve

Charity said...

I read this out loud to my family and most of the adults and teenagers got them wrong. Guess who got 2 right? My 9 year old sister:) LOL!! Very good quiz.

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