Friday, September 2, 2011

F in Exams - The very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers - by Richard Benson

I was able to get my hands on a copy of "F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers" by Richard Benson and I couldn't be happier. 
The book has some hysterical examples of terrible answers that we have all seen from time to time. The book breaks down the terrible answers by subject. Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, Business and Technology, Psychology, History and Geography and English are the chapters filled with hilarious wrong answers.

You might have seen some of these examples floating around the internet, but the collection offered many I had never seen before. Here are a couple of examples,

Q. What is the highest frequency noise that human can register?

A. Mariah Carey

Q. What does "terminal illness" mean?

A. When you become ill at the airport.

Q. Explain the phrase "free press". 

A. When your mom irons pants for you. 

These are just a few of the examples found in "F in Exams". Some of the funnier examples are when students have completely given up and have decided to draw something awesome. I was that kid. When in doubt, try and make the teacher laugh and hope you get a bonus point or two. 

Listed at $9.95 on, I would suggest this book for people looking to get a fellow teacher a back-to-school present. We have all seen answers like this and I know I will flip through this book when I'm having a long day to remind me there is always someone who has it worse. :-)

Share one of the craziest things a student has given as an answer in the comment portion of this post and you will be eligible to win a copy of the book. Good Luck!

Full Disclosure: I was given a book for the purpose of the review. 


  1. When filling out the demographics section: Sex Student raises hand and asks what does my sex life have to do with this test?

  2. The history question was something along the lines of, why were young people more likely to protest the Vietnam war. His answer, they had more energy

  3. I jumped from Middle School teacher to second grade teacher in one year. While teaching the concept of symmetry, the dialogue went as follows:

    "This leaf is symmetrical. When I fold it down the stem, the edges match up," Then I asked, "Is this paper symmetrical?"

    "Yes," the class answered.

    "Is this paper doll symmetrical?"


    "Is the chalkboard symmetrical?"


    "Why not?" I asked.

    A little girl raised her hand. "You can't fold it."

    I'm back in upper grades.

    Janet |

  4. In the instructions to a test for my eighth grade social studies class, I had written, "Please answer each question thoughtfully and thoroughly, if you desire full-credit."

    A student then wrote, as the answer to the first, (and only question he attempted,) "I don't negotiate with terrorists."

  5. In a literature test, one question is, "what's the flashback in the story?" A student answers, "The name of the bag the kid was carrying."


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