Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday is Test Day

Remember when you were in school and Fridays always meant tests? In elementary school, there was usually a spelling test (although in today's elementary school there is a spelling test, a vocabulary test, and a reading test - no slackers allowed!). By the time you got to middle school and high school, instead of a spelling test, you had an English test, Science test, History test and just for fun, a shuttle run test in PE. Whew!

Aren't you glad you're out of school?

Now, it's time for the Giraffe Test (don't you just love me?)

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Stop, think about it and decide on your answer before you read further.
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 a conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct answer : The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. Didn't you just put him in there? This tests your memory.

Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. You must cross a river but crocodiles live there, and you don't have a boat. How do you manage it?

Correct answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Haven't you been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the animal meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

How did you score? Don't feel bad -- most professionals fail this test. Yet most pre-schoolers pass it with flying colors!

courtesy of Plain Truth Ministries

Until next time...