The following short quiz was developed by Anderson Consulting
Worldwide to test critical thinking. It consists of 4 questions.
The questions are not difficult. They are a quick measure of what
it takes to be a professional. Answer each question in order, and
do not scroll down until you have answered the question.
1. How do you put a giraffe into a
The correct answer to question number 1 is:
Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the
This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an
overly complicated way.
2. How do you put an elephant into a
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
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
4. There is a river you must cross but
it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you
Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim
across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are
attending the animal conference. This tests whether you learn
quickly from your mistakes.
According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the
professionals tested got all questions wrong. They also tested
preschoolers and found that most children got one or
two questions correct. What does this all mean? Can it
conclusively demonstrate that most professionals don't have the
brains of a four-year-old?
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