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Thinking Critically

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Creative Thinking: Exercise 2

Solve these problems as creatively as possible.

Section 2A

  1. Tommy, his grandmother, and his parents all live in one house. His grandmother has brought up Tommy. His father pays for his education and his mother makes sure that Tommy eats healthy food. If the teacher spanks Tommy, who hurts the most?

  2. What do you call a runner who does not have all his toes on one foot?

  3. If an electric train travels from Johor Bharu to Ipoh at 100 kilometres per hour, and the wind is blowing in the opposite direction, in which direction does the smoke blow?

Section 2B

  1. At a dinner at a friend's place, you discover that a friend of yours has bad eating habits such as talking with her/his mouth is full and picking her teeth when everyone else is still eating. What will you do? Why?

  2. Muthu was walking downstairs in a building when he suddenly realised that his wife had just died. ``How come?"

  3. John was not wearing a parachute when he jumped out of the plane. He landed on hard ground yet he was unhurt? Why?



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