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Think you are a Creativity Whizz? Take the Creativity Quiz

Here is a quiz about creativity. See how much you know...

Which one of the following represents creativity?

Just art and invention. Art, invention and creative thinking. Thinking of new ideas; creation of something new; art; discovery; and science. Creative thinking.

Do not worry, it is a widely used and abused term.

Yes, and to some extent invention (but that also falls into innovation).

What might help you to come up with the most unevaluated ideas?

The only rule is: there are no rules. Art. Science. Shakespeare.

A bit of a rule breaking question. Every technique helps and this is perhaps the best of the above options... The only rule is: there are no rules.

Yes, probably. A bit of a rule breaking question.

What might help you to come up with the most unevaluated ideas? [same question, different answers]

Think: there is no evaluation, no right or wrong answer, illogical is okay, there are no rules, have fun and play. Bad behaviour, breaking the law, disrespect; and offensive language. Making a joke of everything. Being a maverick.

No, but some creative people might have some of those attributes.

Yes, probably. Though some creative people might also have some of the other attributes.

Which of these is used to generate ideas?

Divining rod. Tea leaf reading. Brain-storming. Invention.

Brain-storming is the answer, but it is not the best technique available.

Yes, but it is not the best technique available.

What are the aspects of the Six Hats technique?

Science, positive, evaluation, marketing, PR, and customers. Science, evaluation, and maths. Facts, positive, negative, and science. Facts, positive, judgemental, feelings, and new concepts.

No though they might be useful in some other context.

Yes.

What does 6W refer to?

The 6 dimensions of freedom. Why, Where, When, What, Who and How? Why, Where, When, What, Who and Want? The 6 working steps of creativity.

You might need to enrol on the Creativity course / module for the answer.

Yes.

What categories can be derived from the six question types?

Purpose, Location, Objects, and Process. Purpose, Location, People, and Process. People, Location, Objects, and Process. Purpose, Objects, and People.

You might need to enrol on the Creativity course / module for the answer.

Yes, and that helps you to identify similarities between things.

Select the best statement.

Circles are better than boxes. Thinking inside the box is redundant these days. You should only think outside the box when you want the best ideas. You should think both inside and outside the box.

No, take the best of both worlds.

Yes.

You should keep improving your ideas, but when do you stop improving your ideas?

When the budget runs out. When the weekend arrives. When in the bath. When you cannot make any better ideas.

No, that is not a good idea.

Yes.

Which statement is most accurate?

The conscious can do seven tasks simultaneously and that is good for studying science. A lot of creativity is done by the subconscious. When you are stressed you will come up with the most ideas. Creativity requires a disciplined mind.

You might want to enrol on the Creativity course / module to learn how to boost your creativity.

Yes.

How should you use research, to be creative?

Research should be an on-going process, before creativity starts. Buy lots of science magazines for the day of our brain-storming. Buy lots of science magazines every year. Ask a consultant to write us a research report.

There are no short-cuts.

Yes, but the others might help a little too.

Select the best match to complete the following: Search engines...

... have nothing to do with creativity. ... are only useful for research. ... are useful in science. ... can stimulate creative thinking.

Enrol on the Creativity course / module to learn about a unique approach.

Yes, and they are good for science and research too; which can also be part of creativity.

What is correct about perspectives and creativity?

They have nothing to do with creativity. If you change perspective then you will not satisfy the creativity brief. Always come up with ideas from the perspective of your manager. By changing perspectives you can stimulate creative thinking.

On the Creativity course / module you will learn that there are many perspectives to consider.

Yes. (Thinking about your manager might also help if you have to sell the idea to them.)

What is a recommended way to evaluate many solutions at a relatively low cost?

3D print 10,000 different prototypes and test them. Use a computer to simulate many ideas. Give away lots of free designs and see what the response is on social media. Ask the public for their comments on the ideas.

That might or might not work, but it is not the one recommended in the Creativity course.

Yes.

The best approach for evaluating ideas is to...

Evaluate ideas as people state them in a brain-storming session. Put them all in a spreadsheet and work out the numbers. Ask your competitor. Evaluate as part of an innovation process.

Perhaps not.

Yes. See the module on Innovation Process.

How did you do? If you got some questions wrong then you might want to learn more about creativity [for UK audience].

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