Friday, March 2, 2012

Stupid - but funny - test answers

            One of the perks of being a teacher is having the opportunity to share students’ stupid test answers with other teachers over margaritas on Friday afternoons. If students think we don’t laugh when we get ridiculous answers, they should think again…and perhaps again.

            Now, I regret that I didn’t take the time to jot down the multitude of ridiculous answers I received from my middle schoolers. I know they were pretty funny, but I can’t remember them. However, you can get an idea of what I mean by “stupid test answers” by checking out funnyexam.com.

            How can you get a 0 % on a multiple choice test? Statistically, if there are 4 possible answers, you have a 25% chance of choosing the correct answer even if you’re just guessing. If there are only 2 possible answers, you have a 50% chance of guessing the correct answer.  However, what if you decide to do this on a true/false test?

            Star Wars quotes fit so many situations, don’t they? This answer would have received an A from me.

            And how about this answer for an upper-level genetics course question? I totally sympathize with this poor student, but he really should have studied for the exam.

            Ah, teaching has its benefits, does it not?


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