Richard Warren Field
Politicians Aptitude Test: Question Three
The Marbles Game Dilemma
The Scenario: You're a kid playing marbles with a group. The other kids
have asked you to organize the marbles game. What would your most likely
does not require a leader. You would defer to the other kids to agree on
the rules and then play without any specific supervision.
the rules to the other kids and appoint yourself a non-playing referee
to insure fairness.
You take all
the marbles, then give them back, keeping one from each kid. After that
you then lay out a complex set of rules using coded phrases that only you
understand, assuring your domination of the game, and your indispensibility.
the leadership post, collect all the marbles, then give one back to each
kid. Suddenly you remember you have to go home and do something urgent.
You promise to return tomorrow to explain the rules, and finish dividing
the marbles, but tomorrow never comes.
You take all
the marbles, separate them into teams, and tell everyone to watch and wait
for the marbles to play each other.
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