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3rd Jun '16 7:45:52 PM ThePocket
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* The community forums for Adventure Game Studio, a tool for creating Point-And-Click Adventure Games, requires new registrants to answer a series of questions on proper etiquette. The questions are all multiple choice and the correct answers are incredibly obvious, in context, but framing the rules as a quiz forces users to ''read'' them and pay attention to them, rather than just clicking past them.
26th May '16 1:23:45 PM MajinAkuma
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* One of the Hunter Exam trials in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' asks you who you'd choose to save, your mother or your lover. When Gon notices the first guy (who chose the mother) was sent to his death, he realizes no answer is right, and says nothing. Again, ''no answer'' is right. They pass.

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* One of the Hunter pre-Hunter Exam trials in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' asks you who you'd choose to save, your mother or your lover. When Gon notices the first guy (who chose the mother) was sent to his death, he realizes no answer is right, and says nothing. Again, ''no answer'' is right. They pass.


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* In ''Manga/DragonBallSuper'', Vegeta suggests to Beerus and Champa that only those fighters who can pass through a simple intelligence test are allowed to participate in the tournament between Universe 7 and Universe 6. [[IdiotBall For some reason, he completely ignores the fact]] that he has IdiotHero Goku and FatIdiot Buu in his team, effectively eliminating Buu from the tournament and almost eliminating Goku in the process, while all members of Champa's team pass through the test (although Magetta has trouble during the test), giving Beerus's team a disadvantage in numbers.
5th May '16 2:33:19 AM LondonKdS
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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass.

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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass.
OnlyIdiotsMayPass. Subverted in DoomAsTestPrize, where one of these turns out to be a way to dispose of people who are a bit too clever.
28th Mar '16 8:05:38 PM TheRoguePenguin
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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass. If the purpose of the test is secretly to identify people who are '''too''' smart and subject them to a horrible fate, see YourPrizeIsDeath.

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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass. If the purpose of the test is secretly to identify people who are '''too''' smart and subject them to a horrible fate, see YourPrizeIsDeath.
OnlyIdiotsMayPass.
7th Mar '16 3:22:20 PM LondonKdS
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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass.

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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass.
OnlyIdiotsMayPass. If the purpose of the test is secretly to identify people who are '''too''' smart and subject them to a horrible fate, see YourPrizeIsDeath.
4th Mar '16 12:01:24 PM longWriter
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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a great many chests called "Wordlocks" that are essentially combination locks with letters instead of numbers, and they have riddles on them. The answer to the riddle is the combination, though one plot-relevant chest [[OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass follows another trope]].

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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a great many chests called "Wordlocks" that are essentially combination locks with letters instead of numbers, and they have riddles on them. The answer to the riddle is the combination, though one plot-relevant sidequest-relevant chest [[OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass follows another trope]].
4th Mar '16 11:51:31 AM longWriter
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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a great many chests called "Wordlocks" that are essentially combination locks with letters instead of numbers, and they have riddles on them. The answer to the riddle is the combination, though one plot-relevant chest [[OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass follows another trope]].
27th Feb '16 7:58:18 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Tto gain entry to the living quarters of the House of Ravenclaw, one must answer a intellectual riddle. This is designed to help the Ravenclaws increase their intellectual capacity, so it's ''literally'' "only smart people may pass". It could even be intentional: perhaps Rowena considered all smart people honorary Ravenclaws? The Pottermore welcome message for Ravenclaw goes even further in this direction. It states that "it's not unusual" to see twenty or more Ravenclaw students trying to solve the day's riddle together, and that it's a great way for first years to learn from older students. It also says that Ravenclaws "learn quickly".

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** Tto To gain entry to the living quarters of the House of Ravenclaw, one must answer a intellectual riddle. This is designed to help the Ravenclaws increase their intellectual capacity, so it's ''literally'' "only smart people may pass". It could even be intentional: perhaps Rowena considered all smart people honorary Ravenclaws? The Pottermore welcome message for Ravenclaw goes even further in this direction. It states that "it's not unusual" to see twenty or more Ravenclaw students trying to solve the day's riddle together, and that it's a great way for first years to learn from older students. It also says that Ravenclaws "learn quickly".
12th Feb '16 1:52:26 PM DivineDeath
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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' 3 features a section with multiple doors that are each marked with a different number of lights. To proceed, they have to be entered in a certain order, and your only clue to figuring that out is a reference to the RiddleOfTheSphinx. Easy enough to solve for those familiar with it, and utterly baffling for anyone who's not.
6th Feb '16 1:49:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In a completely justified example, the entrance exam in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' (''Detective Academy Q'') is filled with this sort of thing.

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* In a completely justified example, the entrance exam in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' (''Detective Academy Q'') is filled with this sort of thing.
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