Quiz for Management Candidates

Are you management material? Do you have what it takes to be an effective manager in corporate America?

Take this quiz and find out. The brief quiz below includes four questions and indicates whether you are qualified to be a manager in your employers company. The questions are not that difficult.

How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, insert the giraffe, and close the door.

(This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.)

How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Wrong answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator door.

Correct answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, insert the elephant, and close the door.

(This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.)

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. This question tests your memory.)

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

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

Correct answer: You swim across.

(All of the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.)

According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, about 90% of current corporate managers they tested answered all of questions incorrectly.

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