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Dementia Test

Posted by taureau 8B South Louisiana (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 5, 07 at 8:39

Subject: Test for Dementia Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 07:02:34 -0500
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>Below are four ( 4 ) questions and a bonus question. You have to
answer
>them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them
immediately.
>OK?
> >
>Let's find out just how clever you really are....
> >
> >Ready? GO!!! (scroll dow n)
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> >First Question:
> >Y ou are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What
>position are you in?
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> >
> >Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely
wrong!
>If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are
second!
> >Try not to screw up next time. Now answer the second question, but
don't
>take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?
> >Second Question:
>I f you overtake the last person, then you are...? (scroll down)
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> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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> >Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are
wrong
>again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?
> >
>You're not very good at this, are you?
> >
> >
>Third Question:
>V ery tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only .
Do NOT
>use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
> >
> >Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30 .. Add
>another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000 . Now add 10 . What
is the
>total?
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>Scroll down for answer....
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> >
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>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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>Did you get 5000 ?
> >The correct answer is actually 4100.
> >
>If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator! Today is
definitely
>not your day, is it? Maybe you'll get the last question right...
Maybe.
> >
>Fourth Question:
> >Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.
What
>is the name of the fifth daughter?
> >
> >
> >
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't.
>Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
> >
>Okay, now the bonus round:
> >A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By
imitating
>the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to
the
>shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
>Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of
>sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?
> >
> >
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> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~
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>He just has to open his mouth and ask...
>It's really very simple.
>


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RE: Dementia Test

It took me three times to pass the "New Math" class if you are old enough to remember that.

Foghorn


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RE: Dementia Test

and you are crazier than a loon if you think I will admit going 0 for 5.


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RE: Dementia Test

Oh dear, I did horribly on that. I think it's because I did well on the SAT that I got way too used to how they ask the questions.


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RE: Dementia Test

I would hope that the good thing about having dementia is that one wouldn't know one has it... but it seems that ain't neccesarily so. The knowing part would suck donkeys!


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RE: Dementia Test

Wow, this was really cool!

Psychologically, I think it's probably an example of "Mental Set," eg - give subjects a math equation to solve and they will solve the next one the same way, even though there was an easier method that they just didn't see. Cool!


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RE: Dementia Test

I missed the arithmetic question and the second to last in the race. Got the other two and the bonus question correct. Is that 60%?
Did I pass?


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RE: Dementia Test

Smarter than an Oxonian, but maybe you knew that already :)


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