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I recently discovered a little gem of a book, a 1967 Reader’s Digest “New Family Quiz Book” with illustrations by Quentin Blake (mysteriously uncredited, but undoubtedly his).

The book is full of brain teasers and word puzzles, but there’s also a section that tests your creativity.

Jot down your answers to the following questions–your choice of responses shows your creativity. I’ll be back in a few days with the answers!

Object: Which responses do you feel apply to you?

1. Would you rather be considered:
a. practical ?
b. ingenious ?

2. Does following a schedule:
a. appeal to you ?
b. cramp you ?

3. Do you often get behind in your work?
a. Yes
b. No

4. Do hunches come to you just before you go to sleep?
a. Yes
b. No

5. Do you often fret about daily chores?
a. Yes
b. No

6. Do you like to introduce the speaker at a meeting?
a. Yes
b. No


7. Do you sometimes feel anxious about the success of your efforts?
a. Yes
b. No

8. Do you like work in which you must influence others?
a. Yes
b. No

9. Are you fundamentally contented?
a. Yes
b. No

10. Do you spend many evenings with friends?
a. Yes
b. No

11. Do you frequently day-dream?
a. Yes
b. No

12. Do you remember the names of people you meet?
a. Yes
b. No

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