It’s been a long time since I’ve had to take an exam, but I wish I would have thought of some of these answers when I was stumped:
This student shows promise as future director of The Institute for Creation Research:
This one’s for Bug Girl:
I think this one takes the cake for thinking outside the box:
I’ll bet some of you professor-types could share a few that top these!
I thank my friend, colleague, and Ozark Trail hiking buddy Rich for sending these to me.
Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2009
16 thoughts on “How to fail a test with dignity”
The funniest answer I ever had on an exam related to the question: what is adaptive radiation?
Answer: The ability to glow in the dark.
This was a great post, I’m still laughing!
My favorite, when I asked about the asymmetry of gamete production in humans:
“Sperm won’t ask for directions either.”
This is one hang of a way to start off my Friday Ted. I have been laughing so much my boss wants to know what the joke is? You are a star for posting these, they are EXCELLENT!! Thanks. All I can say is I am glad they not my students on the other hand, they seem to have a great sense of humor so maybe all is not lost. LOL!! LOL!! LOL!!
Nice one, thanks a lot great piece.
Thanks, Ted. You tested me, alright. You tested my ability to laugh so hard I shed tears all-the-while being quiet enough not to disturb my co-workers! I got an A+
hmmm, tough questions but the answers are so funny 🙂
Thanks, all – I wish I could take credit for the humor!
Yeah. There was a test I had recently where the instructor asked something about something random he passed around the room.
I didn’t remember something about the label so I just drew a ninja fighting an Anomolocaris.
Haven’t gotten the test back yet.
lol this was so funny now let me try these answers on my own test n see the reaction of my teachers since im a straight A student
How funny!!! I would never even know what some of the questions were about, but loved the answers. We all need to keep our sense of humor. no matter what!
Oh, hey…forgot to post this.
Most of those appear to be from here.
Wow, there are some pretty funny (if not quite appropriate) posts in that site. The single May 2008 post is a killer! Thanks for finding this.
Define the following:
gonad — Wandering Arabic tribe.
(From a Zoology 101 exam, circa 1961.)
When I first saw these, my mom and I laughed all day!
The other day I had a mid term exam/test and I went thinking at all the smart-mouthed answers I could write instead of the ones I studied!
I would be so tempted now to do something like this if I didn’t know the answer to a test question.
Of course, my test taking days are long over!
hahah those are funny!!!!