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11510Test for Professionals

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Oct 25, 2003
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      You may have seen this before, possibly here,
      but it was just posted on one of the Newf lists
      i belong to and it is such a good teaching about
      thinking out of the box that I felt it should be
      posted here. Enjoy!


      The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether
      you are qualified to be "professional". Give thought to each
      question. Then scroll down for each answer. The questions are not
      that difficult.

      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?

      Wrong Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close
      the refrigerator.

      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 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.
      This tests your memory.

      OK, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly,
      you still have one more chance to show your abilities.

      4.There is a river you must cross, but crocodiles inhabit it. How do
      you manage it?

      Correct Answer: You swim across. All the Crocodiles are attending
      the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your

      According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the
      professionals they tested got all 4 questions wrong. But most
      preschoolers got several correct answers.