Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A TEST FOR PROFESSIONALS

The following short quiz consists of four questions and will tell you
whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT
difficult.

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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.

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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.

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

Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator.
Remember, 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.

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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 it. Have you
not been listening to anything I've said? All of the crocodiles are
attending the animal conference called by the Lion King. This tests
whether you learn quickly from your previous mistakes.

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According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around ninety (90%)
percent of all professionals tested got all of the questions wrong, but
many of the preschoolers tested got several correct answers. Anderson
Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most
professionals have the brains of a four-year-old.

3 comments:

fineartist said...

Heeeeeeeeeeee. I guess the saying should be, "Everything I ever needed to know I learned in preschool."

Writer Mom said...

Fantastic.

It lost me at 'put a giraffe in the fridge.' I immediately thought, "Who the hell comes up with these quizzes??" which is why I don't fit in with the business world. Too rebellious towards authority.

How ya been???

geosmythe said...

I find this test quite informative.