### The Microsoft Test - Test 1

These
are actual test that have been given by Microsoft to prospective
employees.

"U2" has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a
bridge

to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You
must help them across to the other side. It is night. There is one
flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time.

Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight
with them. The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be
thrown, etc. Each band member walks at a different speed. A pair must
walk together at the rate of the slower man's pace.

Bono:
1 minute to cross

Edge: 2 minutes to cross

Adam: 5 minutes to cross

Larry: 10 minutes to cross

For example: If Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have
elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Larry then
returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you
have failed the mission

Note: There is no trick behind this. It is a simple movement of
resources in the appropriate order. There are two known answers to this
problem.

Note: Microsoft expects you to answer this question in under 5 minutes!

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This is part of the actual test given by Microsoft to prospective
employees.

"U2" has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a
bridge to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge.
You must help them across to the other side.

It is night.

There is one flashlight.

A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party who crosses,
either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight with them. The
flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc.

Each band member walks at a different speed. A pair must walk together
at the rate of the slower man's pace:

Bono: - 1 minute to cross

Edge: - 2 minutes to cross

Adam: - 5 minutes to cross

Larry: - 10 minutes to cross

For example: If Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have
elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Larry then
returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you
have failed the mission.

Notes: - There is no trick behind this. It is the simple movement of
resources in the appropriate order. There are two known answers to this
problem. This is based on a question Microsoft gives to all prospective
employees.

Note: Microsoft expects employees to answer this question in under 5
minutes!

If you can't stand it the solution can be found here

### The Microsoft Test - Test 2

Why
do they make manhole covers round?

Simple isn't it? Surprising why so few people get it - Answer**
here
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## Now for something a bit
easier!!

This puzzle
should be done in your head

Take 1000 - now add 40 to
it. Add another 1000.

Now add 30. Then add another 1000.

Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10.

What is the total?

Scroll Down

Scroll Down

Scroll Down

Bet you got 5000

The answer is actually 4100
- try again and if you stll get the wrong answer get out your
calculator!

## The Extra Square

For an
explanation for the appearance of the "hole" click **here **

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**A Simple Test**

The
following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are
qualified to be a "professional". Scroll down for each answer. The
questions are not that difficult.

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

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the door.

This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly

complicated way.

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Wrong Answer :Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the

refrigerator.

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

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3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend

except one. Which animal does not attend?

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Correct Answer: 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 chance to show your abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross. But it is inhabited by crocodiles.
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do you manage it?

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Correct Answer: You swim across. All the Crocodiles are attending the

Animal Meeting.

This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the

professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many preschoolers

got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively

disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four

year old.* Jordan Barak from Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL*
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This one
is pure logic test and answering this one correctly could save your
life! You are one of four captives and you are blindfolded and
forbidden from talking among yourselves. Your captors have
buried you in sand up to your neck and they have buried three of you in
a line and on one side of a wall and the fourth on the other
side. You are facing the wall. You have a hat placed on your
head and the blindfolds are removed. You are told that there
are two white hats and two black hats and that it is possible to work
out what color of hat you are wearing. If one of you can work
out what color of hat he is wearing all will be released. After about
three minutes one speaks up and saves his comrades. Which one had the
answer?

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### The Microsoft Test - Test 1

This
is the actual test given by Microsoft to prospective
employees.

"U2" has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a
bridge

to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You
must help them across to the other side. It is night. There is one
flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time.

Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight
with them. The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be
thrown, etc. Each band member walks at a different speed. A pair must
walk together at the rate of the slower man's pace.

Bono: 1 minute to cross

Edge: 2 minutes to cross

Adam: 5 minutes to cross

Larry: 10 minutes to cross

For example: If Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have
elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Larry then
returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you
have failed the mission

Note: There is no trick behind this. It is a simple movement of
resources in the appropriate order. There are two known answers to this
problem.

Note: Microsoft expects you to answer this question in under 5 minutes!

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This is part of the actual test given by Microsoft to prospective
employees.

"U2" has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a
bridge to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge.
You must help them across to the other side.

It is night.

There is one flashlight.

A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party who crosses,
either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight with them. The
flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc.

Each band member walks at a different speed. A pair must walk together
at the rate of the slower man's pace:

Bono: - 1 minute to cross

Edge: - 2 minutes to cross

Adam: - 5 minutes to cross

Larry: - 10 minutes to cross

For example: If Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have
elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Larry then
returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you
have failed the mission.

Notes: - There is no trick behind this. It is the simple movement of
resources in the appropriate order. There are two known answers to this
problem. This is based on a question Microsoft gives to all prospective
employees.

Note: Microsoft expects employees to answer this question in under 5
minutes!

If you can't stand it the solution can be found here

### The Microsoft Test - Test 2

Why
do they make manhole covers round?

Simple isn't it? Surprising why so few people get it - Answer**
here
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