Critical Thinking Picture Puzzles

Critical thinking is ability to think rationally and clearly about solving a problem. Critical thinking can be improved by solving brain teasers which will make you think out of box. Here are some out of box thinking brain teasers which will help to boost your critical thinking skills.

How to solve these Critical thinking Brain Teasers

This contains five picture puzzle images each containing one critical thinking brain teaser. Some of these brain teasers will make you think out of box. For some of the brain teasers you need to answer quickly and one is fun brain teaser which will make you think laterally and rationally.

Lets see how many of these critical thinking brain teasers you can solve without looking at the answers. Solutions to these critical thinking brain teasers is given at the end.

1. Can you solve this Critical Thinking Brain Teaser?

Next one relates to the previous one. If you are able to solve the previous one, then brain teasers will not take much time to solve for you.

2. Can you solve this Critical Thinking Maths Puzzle?
3. What is So special about this number 8549176320?
4. Can you solve this Out of Box Thinking Brain Teaser?
5. Can you solve this Quick Brain Teaser?

Don't forget to explore more Brain Teasers and Riddles as mentioned below

List of Brain Teasers and Riddles

1. Easy Mathematical Brain Teasers with answers For Kids and Teens to Challenge your Brain: It contains easy Mathematical Brain Teasers for kids and Teens. These Maths Brain Teasers are easy and answers to these puzzles is provided. Do try to and see how many of these Maths puzzles can you solve without looking at the answers?

2. Six Practical Problems and their Remarkable Solutions: Put your puzzle solving skills in solving the practical problems. In this there are six practical problems and you have to think out of box to solve these problems. 

3. Spot the Different Picture Puzzles for Kids with Answers: Its time to put your visual skills in action. These are the easy Odd One Out Picture Puzzles in which your challenge is to find the puzzle image which is different from others.

4. English Word Puzzles for students with answers: If you can understand and write English, then you should try these English Word Puzzles which will give twist to your mind.  

Answers of Critical Thinking Brain Teasers

Answers of these Critical Thinking Brain Teasers are given as below

I)

First take 3 liters full. Put it into 5 liters. Now again fill 3 liters bucket full. Put it into 5 liters bucket to make it full. Remaining water in 3 liter bucket will be 1 liter. Now empty 5 liter bucket and put 1 liter water from 3 liter bucket in 5 liter bucket. Fill fully 3 liter bucket to get in total exactly 4 liter water.

II)

Repeat the procedure to get 4 liters as in the previous puzzle. Pour this 4 liters water in the 5 liter bucket and now re-fill 3 liter bucket again to get exactly 7 liters.

III)

In this number all the individual numbers are arranged in alphabetical order.

IV)

Doctor is mother of the girl.

V)

Parents (2), Three Sons (3) and one sister. Total 6 people in your family.

CRITICAL THINKING WORKOUT: ‘THE SHIP OF THESEUS’ AND OTHER RIDDLES

So how good at you at thinking critically?

Hallmarks of the Socratic temperament are an ability to judge the cogency of an argument and to identify conclusions, reasons and assumptions in yourself and others.

Trinity College Dublin lecturer Gerry Dunne, a student of the field, adds to this list the quality of being a “reflective sceptic” – open-minded and well-informed – and the capacity to change your view when more evidence comes to light.

One way of testing your critical-thinking skills is to see how you approach aporia, philosophical puzzles that inevitably produce an element of doubt. Six such dilemmas are listed below. You can give your answers, or debate your ideas with Gerry Dunne and Joe Humphreys, at irishtimes.com:

1) The Ship of Theseus was well cared for. Each time planks became decayed, new and stronger timbers were put in their place. This continued until none of the original planks and masts remained. Had the Ship of Theseus thus ceased to exist? – Plutarch
 

2) You are on the board of a prestigious university. A student has recently submitted her PhD thesis and you are the external examiner. It is your job to examine its content and check that it makes a genuine contribution to ‘original thought’ and ‘scholarship’. Unfortunately, having read through it several times, you are convinced it is not original and that it merely consists of hundreds of footnotes based on the work of already established academics. You decide to decline the award of PhD and the student is devastated. Given the seriousness of your findings, how would you prove to the student that her work is not ‘original’? – Gerry Dunne
 

3) Tristram Shandy is an author writing an autobiography. Unfortunately, he writes very slowly; each day of his life takes him a year to write about. If Shandy continues at this rate for eternity, will his book ever be finished? – Bertrand Russell 

If you’ve finished with those, you could have a go at these (supplied by Gerry Dunne):

4) Does true happiness always involve some level of self-delusion?

5) Assuming God exists, is free will possible in heaven?

6) Would living forever add meaning to life?

 

philosophy@irishtimes.com

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