The Stupid Test
OK. Pay close attention. Here is a very simple little test comprised
of four easy questions to determine the level of your intellect. See
if you have what it takes to be considered "smart." Your replies
must be spontaneous and immediate, with no deliberating or
wasting of time. And no cheating!
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go...
1: You are competing in a race and overtake the runner in second
place. In which position are you now?
ANSWER: If you answered that you're now in first, you're wrong!
You overtook the second runner and took his place, therefore you are
now in second place. For the next question try not to be so dim.
2: If you overtake the last runner, what position are you now in?
ANSWER: If you answered second to last, you are wrong once again.
Think about it...How can you overtake the person who is last? If
you're behind them, they can't be last. You would have been last. It
would appear that thinking is not one of your strong points. Anyway,
here's another question to try. Don't take any notes or use a
calculator, and remember, your replies must be instantaneous.
3: Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000.
Add 30. 1000 again. Plus 20.
Plus 1000. And plus 10.
What is the total?
ANSWER: 5000? Wrong again! The correct answer is 4100. Try
again with good calculator. Today is clearly not your day, although
you should manage to get the last question right...
4: Marie's father has five daughters:
Question: What is the fifth daughter's name?
Think quickly...you'll find the answer below...
WRONG! It's obviously Marie !
Read the question properly.
4 Easy Questions
The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and it will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. 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?
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. OK, 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 inhabited by crocodiles. 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 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.