While many consider the following just to be fun little mind teasers, to the intelligence community they are a must.
Lateral thinking is nothing more then thinking outside-the-box. An invaluable asset to an agent working in the field. A true measure of intelligence over just the ability to memorize things.
See how well you do. The answers are in a drop down box below each one.
* 1. The last person took the basket with the egg in it.
* 2. All the other card players were women.
* 3. Pour the juice from the second glass into the fifth.
* 4. The recluse lived in a lighthouse.
Anyone interested in reading about the inside workings of the NSA would enjoy reading 64 year old James Bamford's book, "The Puzzle Palace".
Even though I read only his first book (written in 1982), I found it fascinating reading. He wrote an essay type example similar to those above. His gave you a few pieces of information that seemed to have no relevance, but indeed they did.