Saturday, April 11, 2009

Professional 101 Quiz

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a highly educated, salaried worker, who enjoys considerable work autonomy, economic security, a comfortable salary, and would stimulated being by creative and intellectually challenging work. It may also refer to a person having impressive competence in a particular activity.

• Instructions: After you have read the question, scroll down for each answer. The questions are NOT that difficult. But don't scroll down UNTIL you have answered the question.

1 • Q: How do you put a giraffe in the refrigerator?
Stop and think about it. Decide on your answer before you scroll down...

1 • A: 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 • Q: How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

2 • A: Did you say open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the door?

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 • Q: The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend - except one. Which animal does not attend?

3 • A: Correct answer: The elephant - he's in the refrigerator. Didn't 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 ability.

4 • Q: 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?

4 • A: Correct answer: You jump into the river and swim across.
Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference! This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

Conclusion: According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, 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 brain of a four year old."

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