Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Are You Smarter Than a Preschooler?

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 party. All the animals are there… except one. Which animal does not go to the party?
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 haveone 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 cross it?
Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Party. 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.

Now ask your preschooler, and post those answers in the Comments Section.


pixie said...

Volcano's answers:
1. Bend his neck. Because he's too big.
2. Take the shelves out, and all the food out, so the elephant will fit too.
3. The elephant. Because he's too big, and he's stuck in the refrigerator.
4. Just use the bridge.

Oh, and then he had some questions of his own. "Who was the party for? How do you fit a zebra in the refrigerator? Why don't you ask Monkey these questions? How about a T-rex in the refrigerator?"

Sweepea said...

Haha! I wish I had a preschooler just to ask them these questions! Kids are so much smarter than us sometimes, because they don't think things through as much! :-)

Anonymous said...

OK all my son wanted to do is ask his own questions. He's all, "What giraffe? How big is he? Why aren't they at home? Why would I need to get across the river?" Just to show you how ADD he is I guess. Did Volcano really answer those questions? That's amazing in itself.

Dad Stuff said...

Yet another quiz I've failed. I'll have to quiz the kids for their answers.
I think Volcano did quite well.