NZ Army Recruitment Tests

Here’s a recruitment ad from the NZ Army, one of several scenarios presented as a test of the common sense needed for survival in high risk situations. The ad poses a question for viewers. For the answers and other challenges, as well as the recruitment ads in several formats, visit

Open the Door

Watch very carefully. You’re patrolling the area between two villages in dispute, travelling with colleagues in a Pinzgauer high mobility all terrain vehicle. A woman walks up and knocks on your door, calling “Hello, hello, hello!” She appears to be carrying a baby in a sling. Would you unlock the door for this woman?”