How Would You Answer These Four Questions?
90 percent of adults get every one wrong. But preschoolers do well!
QUESTION 1: How would you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
The correct answer: 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.)
QUESTION 2: How would you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
The correct answer: Same as above? Wrong. 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.)
QUESTION 3: The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All animals attend, except one. Which animal does not attend?
The correct answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. (This tests your memory.)
QUESTION 4: There is a river you must cross, but it is known to be frequented by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage?
The correct answer: You jump into the river and swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference. (This tests whether you learn from your mistakes.)
So…how well did you do?