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4.0 out of 5 stars Construct A Banana Car..., March 25, 2011
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"F in Exams" is a small collection of bizarre and wholly incorrect answers to scholastic test questions. Richard Benson has collected these and broken them down into various categories such as physics, math, chemistry, and psychology. The book takes less than half an hour to read cover to cover, but produces quite a few snickers along the way. Some of my favorite questions and answers include:

What instrument do you use to measure temperature? A trombone.

Name an environmental side effect of burning fossil fuels. Fire.

Explain the word "genome." It is an abbreviation of the two words: Gender and Gnome.

Name the wife of Orpheus, whom he attempted to save from the underworld. Mrs. Orpheus.

Who was Solomon? He was a very popular man with 700 wives and 300 porcupines.

What was the main industry in Persia? Cats.

Claire used good body language at a job interview. Can you think of three examples of good body language that Claire may have used?
1. Pole dancing
2. The Moonwalk
3. The Bolero

Finally my favorite question is found in the math section where the teacher had written "Construct a rectangle with sides Y and ends Z." This not being to the taste of the student, he (or she) scratched out all but the first two words of the question and rewrote it to read: "Construct a banana car." What followed was a very interesting drawing of a banana car and the line "I want to retake this test." I'll bet.

The questions and answers in the book vary in humorous content, and there are many examples circulating on the Internet that I consider to be at least as good as most of these. Still, for anyone who has ever been dumbfounded by a test question and decided to give a ludicrous answer, or especially for teachers who have seen more ridiculous answers than they can count, this book is worth a quick read.
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Posted on Apr 2, 2011 7:59:39 AM PDT
The construct a banana car had me laughing out loud. Heck...if you dont' like the question, just make your own.

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J. Soloski says:
If you are the Robert Hedges who taught chemistry at Palisades High in the sixties, thank you for allowing me to get a C in your class after failing the final.
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