Wednesday, April 27, 2011
F in Exams Review
F in Exams : The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Source: Purchased at Used Book Store
"F" stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN..
If you’re a teacher and have ever gotten some wild answers from the tests you gave then you’ll love this book. These are actual answers from actual test and even though the answers are wrong, logically some are right. Here are a few examples that I loved:
“Powerful aftershocks rocked the city, fires burned out of control, streets were full of debris and ruined buildings. At least 30 people were injured.” Which type of natural disaster is being describedin the report?
The end of American Idol
Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
At the bottom
State two major world religions.
1, The Force in Star Wars
What is a pilgrimage?
It’s when lots of people wander off in the same direction for no apparent reason.
I laughed at this book and you will too. We all remember test like these and we probably came up with similar answers. If you want to give an end of the year present to a teacher I recommend this book. They will enjoy it and it might also help them to write the test better so they get the answer they are looking for.
I purchased this book from my local used book store.