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A test for Professionals

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The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and establishes whether you are qualified to be “professional”.

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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?

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many preschoolers got several correct answers. Andersen Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four year old.

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