The Giraffe Test:
Are You Really Qualified To Be A "Professional"?The short quiz below consists of four questions and will reveal the truth about whether or not you are a "qualified professional."*
Give this one to your new hires, makes them feel really smart.
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.
What does this question test: 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)
The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.
What does this question test: Your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.
3. The King of the Forest is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
The Correct Answer is: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator, guess you didn't remember that you just put him in there. Don't leave him in there too long, he is pissed and they never forget.
What does this question test: Your memory (huh, I forgot what I was even taking this test).
OK, so you didn't do so well on the first three questions, well 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?
The Correct Answer is: You swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference.
What does this question test: Whether you learn quickly from your past mistakes. You were just told all the animals were at the conference.
Note: According to sources, *Anderson Consulting Worldwide (now "Accenture"), said approximately 90% of the professionals tested using the above questions got ALL the questions wrong.
However, many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting reportedly said this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four year old.