So this past week I had a right nice visit with the folks at their "beach place" (I like to call it that because it sounds swanky, but actually it's where they live all the time. It's nothing fancy, just a nice quiet, small place on the Washington coast. It rains a lot but I just love the sound of the ocean and everything, including the beach, is within walking distance. I never sleep so well as when I'm there.)
Anyway...while I was there my dad gave me this IQ test. I thought it was pretty cute, so I'm passing it on - with pictures. (I'm sure it's been around a while, but it's the first time I heard it, so there!)
The answers are at the bottom of each picture. Don't cheat! I will know.
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 and whether you can think outside the box. Or the refrigerator, as it were.
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! 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. Sheesh.
This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.
According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the "professionals" they tested got all the questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the theory that most professionals do not have the brains of a four-year-old.
Now go give this test to your kids and see how smart (or smart-ass) they are!