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What is Risk?

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#31853
Fun:**** (3.26)
Difficulty:*** (2.26)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:cyberstar5150*us***!!

 

 

 



There was once a college that offered a class on probability applied to the real world.

The class was relatively easy, but there was a catch. There were no homework assignments or tests, but there was a final exam that would have only one question on it.

When everyone received the test it was a blank sheet of paper with a solitary question on it: "What is risk?"

Most students were able to pass, but only one student received 100% for the class! Even stranger was that he only wrote down one word!

What did he write?



Answer

The brilliant student wrote down:

"This."

And handed in the paper.

By doing this, the student demonstrated that he understood that having your grade based on one exam is risky.
Plus, putting just one word on such an important exam and hoping the professor understands what he means is risky in and of itself!

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Comments

GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 18, 2006

Clever.
monkeygrl99Aus*
Jul 18, 2006

Yeah.
dolphingurl12Aus*
Jul 18, 2006

I liked it!
Punk_RockerAus*
Jul 18, 2006

Very clever.
phrebh*us*
Jul 18, 2006

I really liked this teaser. Good job!
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Jul 18, 2006

ditto
i had to peek at the hint b4 i got it
brainsterAin*
Jul 19, 2006

Good one! Really interesting and creative!
ragdol13
Jul 19, 2006

ha-ha! i liked that one! =]
Brainy_1Aus*
Jul 19, 2006

That was clever indeed! I liked it!
moonsliver86*ph*
Jul 20, 2006

very good teaser... reminds me of the story about the philosophy teacher who asked "what is courage?" in his finals and the student who passed a paper with "This" on it...
pianofoxAus*
Jul 20, 2006

that was cool!
puppygirl1213Aus*
Jul 22, 2006

cool, i thought it was "life" my bad
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 25, 2006

ohhhhhhh
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 25, 2006

ohhhhhhh
rkaalandAus*
Oct 07, 2006

Very Interesting!
blondebookwormAus*
Oct 16, 2006

great job! that really is risky. If I were the teacher I probably would have flunked him.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Oct 24, 2006

tricky tricky tricky!! Liked it very much thanx
Winner4600*
Nov 24, 2006

easy, fun, thanks!
jsdodgersAus*
Jan 11, 2007

great teaser
bgil7604Aus
Jan 29, 2007

I didn't get it, ut my friend did. I was actually thinking "exam," but it was close enough.
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 10, 2007

Bravo
parayikAus*
Apr 10, 2007

Very tricky, I liked it!
tintiniscoolAus*
Apr 15, 2007

Excellent!
cistaAsg
May 24, 2007

i got it...

hehe..

really nice, loved it..
amn22492Aus*
May 24, 2007

my uncle, a college proffessor, taught me that and many others. all the same, this is a good one!
desiree1079*
Jun 06, 2007

that was hot
tennisfreak4evaAau*
Jun 24, 2007

really gd ...really cleaver
ShriyaAin*
Sep 26, 2007

It was way too easy. I dunno why, just after reading the question, the answer just blurted in my mind on itself. Anyway, nice try!
al111Agr*
Nov 03, 2007

VERY clever
i loved it sooo much 4739/10
AndrewWalkerAfi*
Dec 23, 2007

GREAT!!!
Writeaway*us*
Mar 12, 2008

Haha, brilliant teaser. I'll be looking for more from you. >.
kunjuAin*
May 25, 2008

great one excellent
sourdough
Jun 23, 2008

$ourDough liked this one very much, yes indeedy doo!

Risk is This... Very good teaser! Brilliant!

$D
Flamey500*us*
Aug 02, 2008

I didn't get it...
gottalovetacsc*us*
Sep 21, 2008

genius
soccercow10Aus*
Oct 21, 2008

I've heard this in many variations but it's definitely my all time favorite teaser!
devmonster*
Nov 04, 2008

oh this is good!
blackeve5Aus*
Nov 12, 2008

Hot!
Zomg-pie*
Nov 15, 2008

good one even better everybody liked it! (except that loser that didnt get it but who cares about him right?)
woodrock96Aus*
Feb 03, 2010

This was so hard! But I enjoy stuff like that. whoever did this should be proud.
tonjawithaj*us*
Mar 19, 2010

Reminds me of a class I took in college. Only one person got the right answer on the final exam...
coinjar876tus*
Apr 26, 2010

My favorite teaser I've seen so far.
princess2007A*
Mar 08, 2011

luved it!!!
cyberstar5150*us*
Mar 20, 2011

Glad everyone has enjoyed this one
IonicMind10
May 12, 2011

I got it! That's my first answer!
mae1Aus*
Jun 01, 2012

Haha. I've read this one somewhere online before. I like this one a lot.
royale-ninja
Jul 23, 2012

nice...
eighsseAus*
Aug 31, 2013

Honestly, I didn't like this one so much. As I was trying to figure it out, I was expecting the answer to be something a lot more brilliant and clever. I feel like this is an attempt to make a teaser similar to the old story of the philosophy exam consisting only of the question "Why?", the only A+ going to the student who wrote "Why not?" But whatever the case, I was expecting to be more stricken and enlightened by the answer.
niranjanjb
Mar 29, 2014

'This' is good one



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