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IAS Lateral Thinking Interview Question
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You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it'€™s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
1) An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2) An old friend who once saved your life.
3) The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

IAS interview puzzle

* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first.
* Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to! Pay him back.
* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

View Answer Comments(16)

"I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-06-22

I will give my car to my bst frnd and told him to take this old lady to hospital .. & n i will stay with tht pretty girl ..

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-05-03

None . bus is coming

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-04-26

A old lady because she is sick

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-04-20


Guest Said:Posted On 2017-03-20

I think all three because i have a car and it can carry four people togher

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-01-03

I will give my car to my old friend and asked him to bring the old lady and then me and my perfect partner spend time together

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-12-03

I will give my car to my partner and ask her to take old lady with her and also I will tell her to return my car to my home and I will walk with my old friend

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-11-27


Guest Said:Posted On 2016-11-26

i will give the car to my fnd and he will pick up old lady

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-11-22

The old lady

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-11-22

The old lady

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-11-22

The old lady

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-10-07

(1) because for 2 & 3 there is a chance of helping later on..

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-07-07

You will let your old friend use your car to get himself home and let him ride the old lady to the nearest hospital, and you will get down to spend the time with your perfect partner.

Guest Said:Posted On 2016-05-26

Old lady

Guest Said:Posted On 2015-10-14

Old Lady