Monday, September 26, 2005

Smart Test

the following is copied from an email I recieve. After reading that I will subject you to my comments.

"Test for Smart People....I have determined that you qualify.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 used 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."

My commments: a real smart person would in reply in questions to get the feel for the true nature of the problems.

For example the questions to ask in response to #1 are:
1.What state is the Giraffe in?
2. So you mind if I chnage his state? (like turn him into steak?)
3. What size is the refrigarator?

Questions to ask in response to #2
1. Is this concidered poaching?
2. Are you going to eat him?
3. Does he want to be in the refrigorator?
4. And if the giraff fits into the refrigorator wouldn't be logical to think it would be big e nough for the elephant at the same time?

Questions to ask in response to #3
1. When is the confrence?
2. What is the confrence for?
3. Does any animal have a good reason not to attend:
yes- the giraff he is made into steak

Questions to ask in response to #4
1. What's on the other side?
2. Does somebody else have a boat?
3. How deep is the river?
4. Are there alligators there now?

What was your initial thoughts to these questions?


Anonymous said...

Crocodiles not alligators! Geesh! (:

(Thanks for the laugh!!)

LA and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Why didn't anyone ask why you would be doing any of these things?