Sunday, October 3, 2010


We're all quite familiar here with the fact that I enjoy expressing distaste and condescension for the stupid ideas we Americans come up with, but every now and then, something comes along that sways my opinion the slightest bit. I tend to forget that we have the capacity to be witty and ironic (if a teensy bit smart-alecky), too. Take a look at these real-life answers from high school students' tests, and pick out which ones you plan on recreating on your tests in the future (personally, I'm a huge fan of the very last picture in this post): 
Question: What is a vibration?
Answer: There are good vibrations and bad vibrations. Good vibrations were discovered in the 1960s.

Question: Joanna works in an office. Her computer is a stand-alone system. What is a stand-alone computer system?
Answer: It doesn’t come with a chair.

Question: Explain the phrase “free press”.
Answer: When your mum irons trousers for you.

Question: What is a fibula?
Answer: A little lie.

Question: What is the meaning of the word “varicose”?
Answer: Close by.

Question: To change centimeters to meters you ___?____
Answer: Take out centi.

Question: Overall, how would you rate your learning experience in this class?
Answer: If I had one hour to live, I’d spend it in this class because it feels like an eternity.

Question: The early sexual maturity of children and the subsequent shortening of childhood has been caused by ___________ ________.
Answer: Michael Jackson.

Question: Briefly explain what hard water is.
Answer: Ice.

Question: The water of the earth’s oceans stores lots of heat. An engineer designed an ocean liner that would extract heat from the ocean’s waters at T1=10ºC (283 K) and reject heat to the atmosphere at T1=20ºC (293 K). He thought he had a good idea, but his boss fired him. Explain.
Answer: Because he slept with his boss’s wife.

Question: Name an angle complimentary to BDC:
Answer: You look much thinner from over here.

Question: Use the word “judicious” in a sentence to show you understand its meaning:
Answer: Hands that judicious can be as soft as your face…

Question: What’s a Hindu?
Answer: It lays eggs.

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