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F in Exams: The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  6,036 Ratings  ·  768 Reviews
F stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a litt ...more
Kindle Edition, 129 pages
Published April 29th 2011 by Chronicle Books LLC (first published September 1st 2008)
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Heidi The Hippie Librarian
Necessity is the mother of invention. When these students didn't know the answers, they pulled out all the stops to come up with something- sometimes with hilarious results. At other times though, I despaired for the future...

I think that F in Exams would be enjoyed the most by current or former educators. I read some of these aloud to my husband who used to be a college professor and he laughed so hard that he had tears in his eyes. Then, it led to a conversation about not knowing the answers o
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Nandakishore Varma
Absolutely loved this one!

Many of these weirdly funny answers have been circulating on the social media, so it's not entirely new to me, but it's always hilarious to see this mostly wrong yet refreshingly different answers.

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There is a running joke in our college, when a Chemical Engineering student was asked during his Electrical lab exam: "How do you start an induction motor?". The guy had no clue, but plunged ahead - "mmmmmMMMMM..." "Stop it!" The chagrined examiner roared. The boy
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Amy Turner
Aug 14, 2011 Amy Turner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a fun quick read. My favorite:

Name 6 animals that live in the Arctic.

Two polar bears and four seals.
Elizabeth
Aug 21, 2011 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
What was the main industry in Persia?
- cats!

What is conditional probability?
- maybe, maybe not.

Describe the term "stakeholder."
- a vampire hunter. buffy being the most famous.

Define the term "intensive farming."
- it is when a farmer never has a day off.

Name six animals that live specifically in the Arctic.
- two polar bears & four seals.

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
- at the bottom. duh.

Name the smaller rivers that run into the Nile.
- the juveniles

Autumn
LOL!!!!!!! I wish i had the balls to write such atrocities as a way of improvising. Whether you are a college student, or still in HS, there are questions for everyone to identify with- I can guarantee you a deja-vu or two! :P

The Bio section was definitely my favorite one.

some i wanted to share here..


What is a "stakeholder"?
Someone who kills vampires. Buffy being the most famous.
haha!!

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David
May 28, 2011 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was much younger, a 10th-grade vocabulary quiz had a word I couldn't remember how to spell or to define. Knowing that any answer I gave would be way off, my attempt to use the word in a sentence read, "The psychophant pulled back the curtain with his trunk and stabbed her to death with his tusks."

I don't know if a record of that answer exists anywhere, but this book is a collection of exactly that sort of answers from students who knew they would lose the point but decided to go for laugh
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Jessaka
Dec 05, 2016 Jessaka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-and-easy
Funny thing happened on the way to old age: I now realize that I could not pass the SAT test to enter college again. But I can tell that some of these questions are from college courses because I never knew the answers and will never learn them.

This is fun to read while watching the horrible news, news that even my husband is finding stressful. He didn't even mind my laughing out loud and saying, "You have to hear this one!"

Question: "Give the name of two gases that may contribute to global wa
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Ferdy
2.5 stars

Liked it for the most part, it was kind of disappointing though in that I was expecting a lot more laughs. I guess it was still enjoyable even though it wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. Also, I'd already come across quite a few of the 'hilarious and inventive' test answers before so that was a bit of a let down as well.

Favourite answer:

Is the sun or moon more important?

The moon gives us light at night when we need it. The sun only provides light in the day when we don't. There
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Philip
Aug 04, 2016 Philip rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book was much less funny than I thought it would be. About half-way through I thought, "do I have to keep reading this? I do if I want to review it..."

So here we are.

A couple problems with the book:

1: I don't believe the answers are real. Or, if they're real, they're transposed. That, for me, takes something away from the book. I want authenticity. As a teacher, I've seen bad answers on tests. At this point, they don't seem funny to me any more. They just piss me off.

I'll ask students to use
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Lord Nouda
Apr 19, 2012 Lord Nouda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, humor
I had pretty mixed feelings about this book. For a comedy book it wasn't very funny. In fact, only 10% of the "funny" answers got a laugh of out me. Most of the answers were just plain stupid, especially the farming bit (under Geography). Stupidity isn't humorous. In fact, I'd wager a guess that the author came up with a significant portion of the answers since they had all the same "OMG I'm trying too hard to be funnies!" feeling to them.

The bits that were funny were more in line with tongue in
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Zee
Feb 01, 2013 Zee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour, booksread2013
Discuss the style of Romeo and Juliet.

It is written in Islamic pentameter. The play is full of heroic couplets, one example being Romeo + Juliet themselves.

ROFL!!
Meaghan
Sep 03, 2011 Meaghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really amusing. My favorite answers to exam questions were:

Write the first and second Laws of Thermodynamics.
First rule of thermodynamics is that you do not talk about thermodynamics.
Second rule of thermodynamics is that you do not talk about thermodynamics.

There are 300 students in the 10th grade. Mark and Mary want to find out their 10th grade's favorite color. Mary asks 30 people. Mark asks 150 people. Mark says, "My conclusions are more likely to be reliable than Mary's." Why do
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Tamara
Entertaining.

Favorite Quotes

Give a brief explanation of the meaning of the term "hard water."
Ice

What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register?
Mariah Carey

Is the sun or moon more important?
The moon gives us light at night when we need it. The sun only provides light in the day when we don't. Therefore the moon is more important.

Write two thousand in figures.
Two thousand in figures

What happens during a census?
During the census, a man goes door to door and increases the population
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Toni
Jul 12, 2012 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Q: Explain the concept of homeostasis?
A: It is when you stay at home all day and don’t go out.

Тази година на приемния изпит по биология в МУ-София се падна тема за хомеостаза, та се чудя колко ли биха писали на кандидат, написал такава чудесия.
Аз пък, от своя страна, днес бях в перфектна "хомеостаза" и трябваше само да си намеря още и още книги за четене и това беше една от тях. Ученическите бисери винаги са ме забавлявали. Някои от тези просто ме разсмяха до сълзи, други вече бях мяркала из ин
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Devlin Scott
Time for a Devlin Pop Quiz boys and girls…



Question: What does reading this book of wrong test answers teach us as a group?

a) that recesses need to be reduced to encourage more group study time
b) that recesses need to be longer to reduce student stress levels
c) that libraries are dangerously under-stocked on the necessary books
d) teachers are grossly underpaid


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Devlin
Nikki
Jan 17, 2012 Nikki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, humour
I keep stealing people's stocking-fillers to read. This one was my housemate's. It's pretty much along the same lines as one of those email forwards I used to get all the time, about silly things people wrote on exam papers. Some of these are pretty unbelievably silly, but anyway, it's worth a giggle or two.
Carmen
Just funny test answers kids wrote.

Example:

Hugo King is an engineer. He is a sole trader. Explain the business term "sole trader."

It means he sold his sole to the devil!

Good for a laugh.
Mehrukh Nasim
Sep 16, 2016 Mehrukh Nasim rated it really liked it
Very short, but Laugh-out-loud Funny!
Donna Wilson
I've seen the internet meme dozens of times and thought it was cute. I hoped this book would be more of the same -- and it was - exactly.

I've read all the "good" mistakes in this book previously on the internet, and the "lesser" mistakes really weren't too funny. For those of you who haven't seen them, some of the answers seem to legitimately be kids either making a wild or logical guess (find "x" in this equation, and the kids circles the "x"), but others sound made up to fill the book -- the
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Ally
Mar 18, 2017 Ally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a book of senseless answers for test papers. Fun time-pass.
Hava
Notice the strange combination of tags that I gave for this book: Both the fiction and non-fiction label. I did that because although I read the front, back, and every page in the book, trying to find out how they gathered these "test answers," I couldn't find a single scrap of info. Did they ask teachers to submit funny answers? Did they ask students to do it? Or did they just make them up? I know the book was meant to be entertaining, not necessarily factual, but the lack of transparency on ho ...more
7hir7een
This was a very quick read. I think it took me all of 10-15 minutes. I'd say it's a good book to have out as a coffee table book, or in a waiting room. Some of the examples are very funny, others less so. You may have already seen several of these funny answers somewhere on the internet (funnyexams.com comes to mind). The humor of the book is somewhat lessened to me because I'm concerned that many of the examples are fake. If you notice, *several* of the examples are written in the same "handwri ...more
Michele C
Reaction before reading: I saw this book at Urban Outfitters and it looks great! I'm so glad my library had it :D I just hope it's actually entertaining...

Rating: 2 Stars :(

For a book that's supposed to be funny and entertaining it's really not very funny. Most of the test answers in the book were pretty "dumb" and not hilarious like I hoped. There were a few answers that I found myself laughing at but many of these questions and answers I've seen on websites such as pinterest (<3),tumblr an
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Tweedledum
An altogether too funny collection.

Here's a classics gem:

Who was the author of The Republic and The Apology?

Play-doh.

Yes.... I can feel the animated Greek philosophers coming on now....

Who else would star?.... Hmmm Socksies, 'Arris and 'is bottle, Piethugs and Ark-I-Needy (because it's raining)
....

And here's a perfectly reasonable answer to a physics question...

Give 3 ways to reduce heat loss in your home.

1. Thermal underwear
2. Move to Hawaii
3. Close the door.

i mean if examiners will ask
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Ryk Stanton
These aren't honest errors, which can be funny. Most of these are the results of test-takers with no ideas writing irrelevant non-answers trying to get cute points. There's just not enough here, and the "blunders" are not funny enough to merit this book. I'll be honest - several of these seem to be made up, quite possibly by the author to flesh out the book.

It's just not worth your time to look at and certainly mot worth your money to buy as anything more than a gag gift. It is what it is, but y
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Galilea Estrada
May 29, 2015 Galilea Estrada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book because even though he got fs in his quizzes it was still pretty funny how he answered he's questions. I wouldn't recommend copying the answers from this book because there just going to fail you and your teachers are going to think that you are crazy. I can't wait to read the other books if there are.
Kayla Loewen
Feb 18, 2016 Kayla Loewen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soooo funny!
Jasmine
Feb 25, 2012 Jasmine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-a
this is the beginning of my attempt to read all the books I own that I don't think are worth moving.
Daniel
Jan 27, 2012 Daniel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got a Kindle sample, read some and realized very quickly that it would be a waste of my time to read
Mariana
Ignorância + Sentido de humor = F in Exams :)
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