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    Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Whats the most ridiculous exam question you've ever written??

    After spending a lot of time preparing a midterm I now have to rewrite half of it because it is "too hard". All multiple choice questions it is then! Sometimes I think admin here are taking the piss so thought I would return the favour.

    Sample question - who is Achilles' father
    a, Britney Spears
    b, Apollo Creed
    c, Jose Mourinho
    d, Zeus

    Do you think I'll get away with submitting that?

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    That's hilarious. I was doing a pub-quiz with my Korean students (for fun, not a real exam), and the correct answer for one of the questions was by most common answer. The question was:

    If one of the following had to disappear from the face of the earth, which would you choose?

    a. chopsticks
    b. handphones
    c. kimchi
    d. computers

    The most common answer was computers.

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pants
    Sample question - who is Achilles' father a, Britney Spears b, Apollo Creed c, Jose Mourinho d, Zeus Do you think I'll get away with submitting that?
    hahaha!!!! hilarious stuff!!!! lol, im gonna use that one right now!!, have you got anymore lad?

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    In a true/false pop quiz for a p6 Science class (sexual reproduction unit):

    A woman has a penis.

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    My other stupid question is:

    The Trojan War was won by the Trojans because
    a. They named the war
    b. Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie did not yet exist
    c. The Trojans used rocket-propelled grenades
    d. There isnt enough information in the story to answer this question

    In a true/false pop quiz for a p6 Science class (sexual reproduction unit):A woman has a penis.
    I'd be too scared of some of my students answers to put that on a test!

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    There were six kings of England named George. Can you name them?

    I remember at primary school being given the questions whats inside a silver pencil. Everyone answered silver of course

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    reminds me of:

    'Which weighs more, a ton of coal or a ton of feathers?'

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    There were six kings of England named George. Can you name them?
    Sounds exactly the type of question admin likes. Its not multiple choice though so it would be too difficult for the students apparantly!

    Ironically the most difficult part of the original exam I adapted for a lesson today and the students breezed through it

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pants
    Sounds exactly the type of question admin likes. Its not multiple choice though so it would be too difficult for the students apparantly!

    Ironically the most difficult part of the original exam I adapted for a lesson today and the students breezed through it
    Never set a multiple guess exam in my life. the day I'm forced to here, is the day I leave my school. even my P1 exam is non multiple guess. The only reason they do them here is they're too lazy to mark them, it gives ample opportunity for cheating and it covers the arse of shit thai teachers. It has nothing to do with face, its just about allowing a whole generation of thickoes to pass. Meanwhile the clever kids lose motivation when they see their class mates get almost the identical score. I took the passat Thai test last year and got 32%. the only word I can read is the Thai word for coke that looks like the word fan. Stupid questions in exams, the whole exam is stupid. But hey if the students pay the money, who cares.

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Quote Originally Posted by crew
    In a true/false pop quiz for a p6 Science class (sexual reproduction unit):

    A woman has a penis.

    well in thailand they do ha ha ha lol

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Ask them, "if a plane crashed on the boarder of Thailand and Laos where would they bury the survivors?"

    Or get them all to repeat, "MILK MILK MILK MILK" then ask them, "what do cows drink"?
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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Or get them all to repeat, "MILK MILK MILK MILK" then ask them, "what do cows drink"?
    I still mess up the answer to that myself. Particularly when there's alcohol involved...

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    How about 'Why don't polar bears eat penguins'?

    A. Penguins are too slippery to catch?
    B. Penguins swim too quickly?
    C. Penguins don't taste delicious?
    D. Penguins live in the South Pole and Polar bears in the North Pole?

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pants
    Whats the most ridiculous exam question....
    Dunno about that but last week I got an odd reponse to a TOEFL practice test question from one of my Grade 10 students. The guy had had a minor breakdown earlier in the year and had gane a bit bonkers, but he was kept on in the school anyway.

    The question was:
    Some students like to prepare for tests at home. Others prefer to study for tests at school. Which method of test preparation do you think is better and why?
    He started the answer off straight-forwardly enough, saying how he liked school, but it soon descended into utter jibberish. The highlight of which was the part where he decided he'd rather answer his own question for himself to answer. So he wrote in the answer space. "What is your favourite Japanese wrestler?" which he then proceeded to answer "My favourite wrestler is Ryuji Ito." Utter lunacy!

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    Re: Whats the most ridiculous exam question....

    I posited a scenario in my economics exam whereby unemployment is high and the Federal Reserve Bank takes action to combat it.

    I asked what that action was and what the intended effects would be.
    I was looking for an answer that mentioned a cheaper lending rate, more willing banks, people with more money in their pockets, more demand for goods and services and more businesses started as a result.

    The very succinct and confident answer I received from one student?

    'That's the end of that country.'

    Another student reckoned that G.D.P stands for Gravity Defying Pie.
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