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Are You A Professional?

Markus `Nick` Wennrich - Wed Mar 22 08:07:16 2000

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you
are intellectually qualified to be a professional. Scroll down for the

The questions are not very difficult.

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 ?

Wrong Answer : Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close
the refrigerator.
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 actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting the annual animal conference, all the
animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer : The Elephant. The Elephant is in the refrigerator.
This tests your memory.

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

4. There is a river you must cross. But it is inhabited by crocodiles.
How do you manage it?

Correct Answer: You swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the
Lion King's animal conference. This tests whether you learn quickly from
your mistakes.

According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, about 90 of the
professionals they tested got all questions wrong. However many pre-schoolers 
got several correct answers. Anderson says this conclusively disproves the 
theory that most professionals have the brains of a four-year-old.