Do You Have What it Takes to be a Manager? Test your skills for management with the following Management IQ Test. This short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are truly ready for 'management'. (at least allegedly). Take your time to consider your answer carefully. Remind yourself, "I am a smart person."
Take caution not to over think each management question. Go with your fist instinct, the sign of a good manager.
Management IQ Test Question 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.
Management IQ Test Question 2
How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
The wrong answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the door.
The correct answer is: 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.
Management IQ Test Question 3
The Lion King is hosting an animal conference, all the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
The correct answer is: 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 opportunity to show your abilities.
Management IQ Test Question 4
There is a broad, deep river you must cross. But it is inhabited by hungry crocodiles. How do you manage it?
The correct answer is: You swim across. All the Crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting!
This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.
According to a Leading Management Consulting firm, around 90% of the management professionals they tested got all 4 questions wrong.
(But many preschoolers got several correct answers.)
This conclusively disproves the theory that most management professionals have the brains of a four year old.
Who's the Boss?
Harold Pickering goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot.
Percy Fortescue, the shop owner points to three parrots on a perch that look exactly alike, in fact they are nearly identical, and he says:
"The parrot on the left, "Einey", costs 500 dollars".
"Why, does this parrot cost so much" Harold asks?
Percy says, "Well, it's because the parrot knows how to use a computer".
Harold then asks about the next parrot, and is told "Meeney" costs 1,000 dollars because it can do everything the other parrot can do, plus it knows how to create documents, spreadsheets, and can process data base management.
Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot, to be told that "Miney" costs 2,000 dollars. Well, he has to ask the question "What can it do?"
To which Percy replies "To be honest, I have never seen him
do anything, but the other two call him boss so he must be
(And you thought the final line would be something about "Moe"!)
Managing College Students
One night four freshmen students were out drinking late at night, and they didn't study for the test scheduled for the next day. When they got up, they began planning a story to get out of taking the test. They pulled a Bill Cosby trick, reaching under the edges of their cars, and around the engines, purposefully getting dirt, grease, and oil on their hands, arms, and clothes.
Now properly prepared and offering the appearance to match their fantastic story, they entered the class. They explained to the professor that they went to a wedding last night, but when coming home, they had a blowout. The tire was ripped to shreds, and having no spare, they had to push and muscle the car all the way home. As this took most of the night, they were dirty and exhausted, and would be unable to take the test today.
The professor was an understanding sort of fellow. After listening carefully to their heartfelt, convincing story, he said he would grant them additional study time, and would allow them to take the test 3 days later.
On the 3rd day the students came to the classroom to take the test. The professor explained to them, that since this was late, and he had granted them special permission, there would be one special requirement to complete the test. They would each take the test in a separate room. Knowing he had already allowed them the opportunity to take the test late, and they were now well prepared for the test, they agreed.
The professor led each student to their own individual room one at a time. He assured them that if they could pass the test, their GPAs would remain in good standings. Each student entered their room smiling and confident. This would be easy.
Then they opened the test booklet, discovering it to be a much shorter test than they expected. It only had 2 simple questions:
Question Number 1: Write down your name. ( 2 points )
Question Number 2: Which tire on the car blew out? ( 98 points ) :)