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Do You Think You're Clever? by John Farndon
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Delightful little collection of questions asked by Oxford and Cambridge examiners--- questions designed at Oxbridge to do exactly what the Zen roshi does in hitting the novice with a stick. Unsettling and seemingly trivial or silly queries that have a wickedly dangerous depth to them. Question, yes, plus some answers and alternatives.

Best Q & A, now--- Clement Freud was asked by examiners how he'd use a barometer to determine the height of a tower. His answer--- give the barometer to the architect as a bribe and have him just read the height off the plans. And that is clear and incisve thinking--- just what Oxford and Cambridge have instilled in their graduates down all the decades.
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