Do you want to have a look at logic puzzles that soviet time students of middle and high school had to solve in, like, a few minutes? As I, myself, am from a post-soviet time country, even I haven’t seen such puzzles until recently. These puzzles are absolutely brutal in terms of logic, types and amount of facts and information you have to know, and how seemlessly few, but apparently enough, information you are given.
I can recall only one famous person (I mean character) who can easily solve these. You tell me who’s that person right after trying to solve the following.
Looking at the following picture try answering the questions below:
USSR students’ logic puzzle
- How long have these guys been practicing tourism?
- Are they any good at housecraft?
- Is the river navigable? In other words can ships sail this river?
- In what direction does the river flow?
- What is the depth and width of the river at the closest shallows?
- How long will it take for clothes to dry out?
- How far can the sunflower grow in height?
- How far is the camp from the city?
- What kind of transportation did the guys use to get to this place?
- Is the newspaper new or old? (It is dated to the August 22nd)
- What city is the airplane flying to?
I will post answers shortly in the next ‘Logic Puzzles’ post, until then you can suggest your own solutions in the comments section below!