Survival Test: Do You Think Clearly In Extreme Situations?

May 15, 2019 10:41

In extreme situations, many people surprise themselves with their clear thinking and lightning-fast decision-making skills. But there are other people who freeze up and seem to be unable to comprehend, let alone react to, what is happening in such circumstances.

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Now we offer you to take a little test to see how well you could think in an emergency. Answer fast!


Analyze all the details, and carefully evaluate each option.

Is there a solution already?

Ready to learn the correct answer?

Then let’s get to it.

Correct answer

The right option is to walk at night, which is the most rational choice given that during the day it is incredibly hot in the desert and it can take months for someone to fly over or come across your SOS message (provided that it’s not erased by the sand within hours). At night, it will be much easier to move because the temperature drops from approximately 118°F during the day to 60°F at night. Much easier indeed!

In such situations, you should always give yourself time to think, analyze the situation, weigh all the pros and cons of each option, and only then act.

What did you think? What was your train of thought? Tell us in the comments and share this quick task with your friends. Let them test themselves too!