Brain Test: Critical Thinking Fun Puzzle Questions + Answers

In many Bangalore Metro Underground tube stations there are two up escalators but only one going down. Why?
4. Can you think out of the box and solve this puzzle?

Put your critical thinking to the test with fun brain puzzle questions. Challenge yourself and discover the answers to these engaging mental challenges.

There are so many puzzles for which if someone reads the statement, it will not make any sense. However if one thinks deeply, logically, and out of the box then it will start making sense. So outside the box thinking along with logical reasoning is required to solve such puzzles. These types of puzzles are called lateral thinking puzzles. Edward de Bono coined the term lateral thinking. Lateral thinking is a method of thinking with changing perceptions and concepts. It is reasoning that is not obvious immediately and may not be obtainable by only traditional logic. Out-of-the-box, thinking is required to solve such lateral thinking puzzles. Nowadays these kinds of puzzles are asked in interviews to test candidates out of box thinking abilities.

Lets us check your lateral thinking capabilities with the following lateral thinking puzzles. The answers to these Lateral Thinking Puzzles are given at the end. Try your best to think of the solution to these Lateral thinking puzzles and use the answers link only to verify your solutions.

These lateral thinking puzzles are part of Fun Brain Teasers and Riddles.

Brain Test: There are six eggs in the basket. Six people each take one egg. how can it be that one egg left in the basket?
1. Can you solve this lateral thinking brain teaser?

A father and his son are involved in a car accident, as a result of which father dies on the spot and son is rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. The surgeon looks at him and says “I can’t operate on him, he’s my son”. Explain.
2. Can you solve this out-of-box thinking puzzle?

Brain Test: There was once a recluse who never left his home. The only time anyone ever visited him was when his food and supplies were delivered, but they never came inside hen, one stormy winter nigh when an icy gale was blowing he had a nervous breakdown. He went upstairs, turned off all the lights and went to bed.  Next morning, he had caused the deaths of several hundred people. How?
3. Can you solve this lateral thinking puzzle?

A man lives in the penthouse of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. Upon his return, however, he can only travel halfway up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way - unless it's raining. What is the explanation for this?
5. Can you explain this by thinking out of the box?

Brain Test: Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don't know what he looks like, but they know his name is John. Inside they find a carpenter, a lorry driver, a car mechanic and a fireman playing cards. Without even asking his name, they immediately arrest the fireman. How do they know they've got their man?
6. Can you think laterally and solve this murder mystery?

Brain Test: Three of the glasses are filled with orange juice the other three are empty  By moving only one glass, can you arrange them so the full and empty glasses alternate?
7. Can you solve this lateral thinking juice puzzle?

Answers to Critical Thinking Fun Puzzle Questions

Here is the list of the Logical, Mathematical, and Out of Box thinking puzzles that you can solve further to keep challenging your brain.

List of Fun Brain Teasers and Puzzles

1. Out-of-Box Thinking Fun Brain Teasers with Answers to Challenge Your Mind: Here are many different fun brain teasers that will make you think out of the box.

2. Mind Twisting Out of Box Thinking Brain Teasers with Answers: Here is another set of mind-twisting picture brain teasers which challenge your brain. Answers to some of these lateral thinking puzzles will surprise you.

3. Simple Fun Brain Teasers for Kids with Answers: These are simple yet tough fun brain teasers that will make you think like a kid.

4. Picture Puzzles with Answers: At the end, there are Picture Puzzles that will test your observational skills.

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