[Via Distractify | Smosh]
These test answer type post on sites tend to make a blood vessel in the back of my left eye start to twitch – by the time I was 12 (and being homeschooled) it was decided that, for the good of everyone, I would take on the job of correcting all the worksheet papers my dad’s highschool student turned instead of my father marking them himself. Worked out to a tidy profit for my ‘car/college’ fund, kept my father from going apoplectic on an hourly basis and made sure that I had absolutely no desire to ever ever EVER become a teacher. Because all those above answers ARE funny. The first 100 times. By the 1000, you start to wonder why more teachers don’t drink. In class. To this day I still want to track down the student who answered “Define a demagogue” with simply one word – “Cher” and probe deeper. I also will never be able to hear the question “Who was Christopher Columbus?” without having my brain instantly supply “The son of a Genoa Tailor” – which, while ~true~ was the first part of a sentence, on the bottom of a textbook page, that would then go on to talk about the whole voyage issue… if only 95% of his students would have just. turned. the. page.
I’m more concerned a 12 year old was allowed to mark high school papers.
Don’t you have 20 minutes of piano to practise?
“Practise” is the verb form in Australian and British English. The USA isn’t the only country with internet access.
At least, it is an opportunity to know those areas in which these dunderheads need to work, and what you need to put on handouts for further study.
I think these ‘answers’ are an example of creative thinking, they are clever. Not the answer the test giver was looking for but perhaps an attempt to take a jab at the much bigger question on young people’s minds, “why do I need to know this?” or “why should I care?” If a teacher does a good job at answering these questions first then he/she might grab the attention of the students. It’s not that they don’t want to learn. They know plenty about the things that they care about. So make them care.
Most thing we learned in school
never get used
creativity breads genius
And bodily fluids in skinfolds bread yeast infections.