Lack of IntelligenceSituation 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.
A young boy failed an exam. He usually did well in school. Everyone knew that he was extremely intelligent, but surprisingly his demanding and harsh mother apparently said the opposite and sadly insisted that he was dumb. A professor who had seen the boy's previously high test scores was outraged and said, "You're gonna let your own mother call you dumb!?" The boy, who had written many impressive essays and was usually opinionated, surprisingly said nothing and continued to sit and look depressed.
Why didn't the boy respond and what kind of exam did he fail?
AnswerThe boy didn't respond because he was dumb, and he failed an oral exam.
Dumb means a person who can't speak.
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