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    Mental Flexability

    Seen this posted in another format earlier, but added a few and bonus questions.

    MENTAL FLEXIBILITY TEST

    This test does not measure your intelligence, your fluency with words, and certainly not your mathematical ability. It will, however, give you some gauge of your mental flexibility and creativity. In the many years since this test was developed, few people have been found who could solve more than half of the puzzles on the first try. Many reported getting answers long after the test had been set aside, in the middle of the night, and at unexpected moments when their minds were relaxed. Small percentages complete the test after several days. Take this as your personal challenge. Good Luck!
    Instructions: Each statement below contains the initials of words that make a correct phrase. Find the missing words.
    Sample: 12 M. in a Y. Answer: 12 Months in a Year.

    Statement Answer
    A) 26 L. of the A. __________________________________________________ _____________
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] 7 W. of the W. __________________________________________________ _____________
    C) 1001 A.N. __________________________________________________ _____________
    D) 12 S. of the Z. __________________________________________________ _____________
    E) 54 C. in the D. with J. __________________________________________________ _____________
    F) 9 P. in the S. S. __________________________________________________ _____________
    G) 88 P.K. __________________________________________________ _____________
    H) 13 S. on the A. F. __________________________________________________ _____________
    I) 32 D. F. at which W. F. __________________________________________________ _____________
    J) 18 H. on a G. C. __________________________________________________ _____________
    K) 90 D. in a R. A. __________________________________________________ _____________
    L) 200 D. for P. G. in M. __________________________________________________ _____________
    M) 8 S. on a S. S. __________________________________________________ _____________
    N) 3 B. M. (S. H. T. R.) __________________________________________________ _____________
    O) 4 Q. in a G. __________________________________________________ _____________
    P) 24 H. in a D. __________________________________________________ _____________
    Q) 1 W. on a U. __________________________________________________ _____________
    R) 5 D. in a Z. C. __________________________________________________ _____________
    S) 57 H. V. __________________________________________________ _____________
    T) 11 P. on a F. T. __________________________________________________ _____________
    U) a P. is W. 1000 W. __________________________________________________ _____________
    V) 29 D. in F. in a L. Y. __________________________________________________ _____________
    W) 64 S. on a C. B. __________________________________________________ _____________
    X) 40 D. and N. of the G. F. __________________________________________________ _____________
    Y) 36 I. in a Y. __________________________________________________ _____________
    Z) 3 O. in an I. __________________________________________________ _____________

    Bonus Questions
    #1. You are in the basement of a house. There are 3 light switches in a row on the wall next to you. There are three single bulbs hanging upstairs. You cannot see the bulbs or the light from them from the basement, You can turn the switches off or on. You can only make one trip upstairs. How can you tell what switch goes to what bulb?

    Answer: __________________________________________________ ___________________________________

    #2. You have something in your hand. It is small and colorful. It doesn

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    Re: Mental Flexability

    2) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Turn on one of the switches on for , say about five minutes, switch it off. Switch on number 2 for say 2 minutes, switch it off and then run up stairs and feel the bulbs...One hot, one warm and one cold.....</span hide>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> no1)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> <post#=511,512>post 511,512</post: > </span hide>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    Alternatively, 1) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">flip switch (a) on, sit for 2 minutes, and turn it off. flip switch ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] on, and go upstairs... 1 will be on (switch [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img], 1 warm (switch a), 1 cold (switch c) - to avoid burning your hand, and to save time</span hide> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    alternatively again, 1) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">flip switch (a) 10,000x and hope to blow the filament out, flip on switch ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img], go up stairs and unscrew each of the light bulbs that aren't on, and shake them to hear if you blew out the filament of one (switch a)</span hide> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    Jezza,

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">You could just leave the second one on. There would be one on, one hot and one cold.</span hide>

    And I got 21 correct on the link you posted.

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    Re: Mental Flexability

    Oh yes, I got the numbers wrong <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    Alternatively 1) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">take a small rat and stick it to one bulb with duck tape, and then a small duck with rat tape to the other and leave the other alone. Switch one,wait , then the other switch and, wait, then the other. You will then get a Squeak, a quack and silence....simple</span hide> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    Cool, do I get a [choccy bar]? <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    Only if you can figure out Bonus B...

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    Re: Mental Flexability

    OK complete guess<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Credit/debit card</span hide> <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    That's not it...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">'To NOT use it costs you MORE money' would knock that guess out. </span hide>

    Try again? I have a Hersey's...

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    Re: Mental Flexability

    W <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">64 squares on a chess board</span hide>
    X <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 40 days and nights of the great flood</span hide>
    Y <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 36 inches in a yard</span hide>
    Z <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    #2 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A money-off voucher for something you are going to buy anyway</span hide>?

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    Re: Mental Flexability

    these must be the eay ones !

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    A) 26 letters of the alphabet
    C) 1001 arabian nights
    D) 12 signs of the zodiac
    E) 54 cards in the deck with joker
    F) 9 planets in the solar system
    H) 13 stripes on the american flag
    O) 4 quarts in a gallon
    P) 24 hours in a day
    S) 57 Heinz varieties
    T) 11 players on a football team
    V) 29 days in February in a leap year
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    Re: Mental Flexability

    Leif,

    That would be the same as <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> a coupon </span hide> ?

    Right?

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    Er.... yes! (if that's the right answer! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> )

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