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Richard Benson is the author of several humor books. He lives in London.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Reprint edition (February 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811878317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811878319
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this book because my school is currently going through the madness of state exams. I thought it would be a nice book to share with the faculty to relieve some of their test-associated stress. I am sure they will enjoy it because there were many "laugh out loud" moments. One example from the book had me in tears as I tried to read it to a family member (mostly because I couldn't get through it without bursting into laughter).

I would recommend reading this book in small doses. A page or two, here and there, to lighten your mood. Otherwise it does get a bit repetitious.

The book also would make one think about test question creation. Some of the questions are so poorly worded the snarky student answer is almost expected.

I would highly recommend this book to any teacher.
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Remember that Leno segment, where he quizzed people in public places - usually on some history or geography trivia? And how it was at once amusing and embarrassing to watch them fail miserably at the most basic of questions? Well, turns out those people, in their formative years, were the students featured in this book. And they were all very funny then.

This book is a gem, or rather a collection of gems. I recommend not reading it in one sitting, but flipping to a random page or two and getting your laughs. Guaranteed to elevate the crabbiest of moods, this book is a coffee-table essential, and can really get a dinner party going.

The banana car has definitely come to represent this book, but I assure you that the book is replete with even funnier examples.
Just to whet your appetite, from the "Business and Technology" section:

Q: What happens during a census?
A: During the census a man goes from door to door and increases the population.

I am very glad I bought this book, and very regretful that I did not become a federal census bureau employee.
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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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I bought this on Kindle and had read the entire thing in under 20 minutes. There's a few real gems in there, but there's also quite a few that I've seen in other places on the internet. It was funny, but it really could have been longer.
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I've been teaching high school for 14 years and I can very much appreciate the hilarious answers kids put on tests; in fact I share them with my coworkers frequently. But many of these answers seemed contrived and not genuine, as if the questions were set-ups. Like: "What is lava? A pre-pubescent caterpillar." Come on. If a student is smart enough to know (and correctly spell) the term pre-pubescent, surely they are smart enough to know what lava is. I smell a rat :(
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By June on December 23, 2011
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The book is nicely packaged and is attractive but the substance is lacking. There are a few funny ones which I've seen before on the Internet and then a lot of "filler" which I suspect is written by the author himself and they're kind of corny and it's kind of like I paid 10 dollars to go through a bad Reddit thread. Also the same 8 handwriting show up through the entire thing!
Probably a book I will shove off to someone else as a last minute gift....
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This book started off fairly good. By the time I was 1/3 way through it I could see it deteriorating. By the time I was 2/3 the way through, it I was convinced it was entirely fictional! The "answers" to the questions were ridiculous! Special hint to those who might be tempted by the low price of the Kindle version: The "answers" are "hand written", and difficult to read, in many cases.
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