This is a very short and simple test comprised of four easy questions. Your replies must be spontaneous and immediate, with no deliberating or use of aids .
1: You are competing in a race and overtake the runner in second place.
In which position are you now?
(You overtook the second runner and took his place, therefore you are now in second place.)
2: If you had overtaken the last runner, what position are you now in?
If you answered second to last, you are wrong. (How can you overtake the person who is last? If you're behind them, they can't be last.You would have been last.)
3: A math question -- and no calculators allowed:
Add 40. Add another 1000.
Add 30. 1000 again.
Plus 20. Plus 1000.
And plus 10.
What is the total?
Answer: 5000? Incorrect!
The correct answer is 4100. (Now you can use the calculator!)
4: Marie's father has five daughters named...
Question: What is the fifth daughter's name?
It's obviously Marie!
(Read the question again.)