This came to me from a coworker earlier today. For some reason, I find it rather amusing.

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

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. 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. 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. 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. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

Posted by jzawodn at May 07, 2007 09:43 PM

Reader Comments
# Ritesh said:

I got 3/4. Do I get to apply to Yahoo?

on May 7, 2007 10:20 PM
# jackie said:

I heard these questions when I was watching opusculum which was played by Zhao Benshan(A famous Chinese opusculum player).
It's interesting.

on May 7, 2007 11:47 PM
# Sheep said:

I scored 0/4.

I admire you Americans with your Elephant sized fridges, your overly hot giraffes, obedient crocodiles and your Lions with organizational skills.

How did the Lion score BTW?

on May 8, 2007 04:29 AM
# BillyG said:

Okay, I'll spoil the party... assuming the animals are life size, the giraffe never got into the refrigerator in step #1.

(somehow I'm gonna look like an idiot on this one...)

on May 8, 2007 04:32 AM
# Maurice Walshe said:

Look I know American Fridge are huge :-)

Hmm no4 how do you know the alligators haven’t sneaked out for a fag/ciggy break or to the bar during the boring bits of the meeting if its like the ones I go too.

You can just imagine the scene.

Alligator one:

“jeeze Fred, 4 motions on Twinkie shortages and 3 amendments to the report by the lemur delegation – fancy a quick one in the bar?”

Alligator two:

“sure my business isn’t on till after tea break and look I can see a human trying to snake across the river and I’m famished.”

on May 8, 2007 05:17 AM
# Martin Plante said:

There's an error: You forgot to fold the giraffe's neck in #1. q;-)

on May 8, 2007 05:32 AM
# Tom Mollerus said:

I like how the test merely says that it tests whether you're qualified to be a professional. Professional... what?

on May 8, 2007 06:13 AM
# jr said:

Quite obviously, you have an insufficient refrigerator.

Remove the giraffe, indeed.

on May 8, 2007 07:27 AM
# Charles said:

Darn it, I thought this was that joke involving elephants, canned peas, a pit full of ashes, and a punchline "when the elephant takes a pea, kick him in the ash hole."

on May 8, 2007 12:57 PM
# Drew McLellan said:

Hey, no one said it was a domestic refrigerator. I'd tempt the crocodiles into the fridge with the promise of an elephanty snack.

on May 8, 2007 01:20 PM
# Paul said:

I got 0/4. Do I get to apply to MSN?

on May 8, 2007 07:26 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Or :-)

[Kidding... kidding.]

on May 8, 2007 10:51 PM
# Nik Cubrilovic said:

my answer to Q1 was 'cut him up'. do i get institutionalized?

on May 9, 2007 11:28 PM
# Philip Tellis said:

So how do you know that there's an elephant in your refrigerator?
- There's footprints in the butter

How do you get an elephant into a car?
- Open the door, let the elephant in.

How do you get four elephants into a car?
- Two in the front and two in the back

on May 10, 2007 07:09 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Philip: You're hired!

on May 10, 2007 07:14 AM
# reden said:

Quite an old joke...

on May 14, 2007 03:28 AM
# Mickael MAISON said:

This is fun because these questions are really famous in France.
I learned them when I was in primary school !!

on May 23, 2007 07:11 AM
# James said:

0 for 4.

Thank you for making me feel dumber than I already am :)


on May 29, 2007 12:34 PM
# Yoojai Song said:

yo*! u know what you didn't get me at all, I guess I'm just too smart for you guys..... hahhaha
check this out ay
who am I? me? I bet your comment will be written as your own name and that you will think that I"m asking obvious question, but think hard!

ANSWER: Your the creature which our Lord, Jesus Christ has created

Yeah, that's right
and now you've just figured out a CORRECT ANSWER.

Well,that's all I got to say to you GUYS"

whoever that's out there in this world!

WUL= wish u luck!

on November 5, 2007 01:32 PM
# MLO said:

Um... These answers explain that every system I have had the displeasure to work with that was created by consultants is nothing more than a waste of resources.

on November 7, 2007 01:25 PM
# said:

I got 4/4

mostly because my friend told me this joke before...or else I would have gotten a 1/4.

on January 21, 2009 02:52 PM
# Alan Jay Weiner said:

How do you get *five* elephants into a car?
- Two in the front and two in the back, and one in the glove compartment

on January 26, 2009 06:43 AM
# Matt said:

Why on earth are we expected to assume elephants fit in fridges, but can't assume they both fit in AT ONCE ??
Also, why on earth are we to assume the questions are related to each other?

on May 3, 2009 05:02 AM
# Shifty said:

Matt; your over thinking the joke. o3o
I can imagine the look on the persons face who opens the fridge after you put in those animals. xD

on August 8, 2009 04:42 PM
# Rizwan (DaFreak) said:

Hey guys... These questions were first posted by me on back in 2002.... My Sulekha id is 2002.

The first three questions were common. But the last one was made by me (crocodile).

I had no idea I would be so famous this way. I tried locating the place. I still remember typing the question. I wanted to add more questions to the series.

I was in my computer lab that afternoon and decided to post the fourth question. Totally made up. I am glad it's used by everyone for whatever kick they get out of it... :)

Thank you all.


on June 22, 2010 08:17 AM
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