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Posted on February 17, 2016 by Christine Crosby in Charlie Palmer, elephant, lion, memory disorders, test

How Is Your Memory & Mental State? Take This Test

Submitted by GRAND reader, Charlie Palmer, aka Paw-Paw

This simple test is to ascertain your current mental state. If you get one right you are doing OK. If you get zero right you better go for counseling (I’ll meet you  there).

There are just four test questions.  Please scroll to the end. Don’t miss any.

1.  Giraffe Test      

How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? 

Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down.








The  correct answer: 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. Elephant  Test

How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?









Did you say, Open the  refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

Wrong answer! 

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 previous actions.

3.  Lion  King Test

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.  Crocodile  Test
There is a river  you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage  it?







Correct  Answer: You jump into the river and swim across.  Haven’t you
been listening?  All the  crocodiles are attending the animal conference.


RESULTS – This test tells whether you learn quickly from your mistakes. 

According to Anderson Consulting, worldwide, around 90% of grandparents they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct  answers.  Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the theory that most grandparents do not have the brains of a four-year-old.

Now, go have fun and share this fun game with your four-year old grandkids!

Charlie Palmer with GRANDkids- Grace and Grant

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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