The Giraffe Test-Executive Decision-making Skill Assessment
1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
Stop and think about it...then decide on your answer before you scroll down.
The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door.
This tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
2. How do you put an elephant into a refridgerator?
Did you say, 'Open the refridgerator, put in the elephant, and close the refridgerator'?
Correct answer: Open the refridgerator, 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 conference. All the animals attend ..... Except one. Which animal does not attend?
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 have one more chance to show your true abilities.
4. There is a river you must cross but it is full of crocodiles and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?
Correct answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Conference!
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 pre-schoolers got several correct answers.
Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the theory that most professionals do not have the brains of a four-year-old!