So.. The latter "cow-chicken-grass" test was part of a study trying to figure out how Westerners an Asians think differently, and why.
Americans, for example, preferred to group objects belonging to the same category (cow& chicken). While Chinese preferred to group objects on the basis or relationship (cow & grass or chicken & grass), because.. well.. cow eats grass.
I'm always skeptic when it comes to that kind of research, but found it interesting nevertheless.
I tried to apply that same little test on my Kuwaiti/Arab friends and I loved how their answers varied.
Where's the line between East and West anyway?
(Dear friend, I am so ashamed of my bluntness. Sam7ini)