There was an excerpt of this story in a literature textbook I used in high school. I cannot remember the title or the author's name, but it was about a scientist who invents a test to see if people are sane enough to continue as members of society. Most of the world's population fails the test because it's ridiculous and end up in huge asylums across the globe.
If anyone could help identify this short story I would be very grateful. Thank you!