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Lateral thinking: Quiz


Question 1: For example, if a production line produced 1000 ________ per hour, creative problem solving could find ways to produce more books per hour, use the production line, or reduce the cost to run the production line.

Question 2: Lateral thinking is about reasoning that is not immediately obvious and about ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step ________.

Question 3: Random Entry Idea Generating Tool: Choose an object at random, or a noun from a ________, and associate that with the area you are thinking about.
Bilingual dictionaryWordNetDictionaryLexicography

Question 4: Creative Problem Solving: Using ________, one must solve a problem in an indirect and unconventional manner.
Immanuel KantGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelCreativityArthur Schopenhauer

Question 5: ________ is primarily concerned with judging the true value of statements and seeking errors.
AristotleCritical thinkingBertrand RussellWillard Van Orman Quine

Question 6: Choosing an object at random from an office you might see a ________.
ModemIntegrated Services Digital NetworkFaxFax server

Question 7: Edward de Bono defines four types of thinking ________:

Question 8: For example imagine you are thinking about how to improve a ________.
World Wide WebWeb designInternetWebsite

Question 9: Perhaps coffee cups could be made with insulated finger grips, or there could be separate coffee cup holders similar to ________ holders.
BockBrewingBeerAlcoholic beverage

Question 10: Lateral thinking is a term coined by ________ in the book New Think: The Use of Lateral Thinking published in 1967; it refers to solving problems through an indirect and creative approach.
Edward de BonoJohn MitchinsonPerceptionAssociation football


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