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F in Exams: The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

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Celebrating the creative side of failure, "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 little fun instead.
Paperback, 127 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Summersdale
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Rider the book is full of test questions that the "kid" (author) answers in funny ways and they are all wrong. some things you might not understand just so…morethe book is full of test questions that the "kid" (author) answers in funny ways and they are all wrong. some things you might not understand just so you know.(less)
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Amy Turner
a fun quick read. My favorite:

Name 6 animals that live in the Arctic.

Two polar bears and four seals.
Elizabeth
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
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...more
Lord Nouda
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...more
Toni
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...more
Meaghan
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...more
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I found this book highly amusing. It was filled with tons of serious questions followed up by not-so-serious answers.









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...more
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...more
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
Cindy
I thought that this was a fun diversion filled with the creative and sometimes desperate answers to test questions. Some of these appear to be simple misspelled words, while others were students desperately stretching for something, anything that might give them a shot at a few points with their instructor.

A few examples:

What happens when your body starts to age?
When you get old your organs work less effectively and you can go intercontinental

Give a reason why people would want to live near pow...more
Traci
An incredibly short but funny book, the sort of thing that takes you maybe 30 minutes to read. Just be sure you're among friends if you're reading it around other people, as you will be laughing out loud - and you don't want people thinking you're weird. Also good to be reading around friends as you'll definitely want to share some of the crazy answers. You can tell some of the test takers just didn't care that they didn't know the answer; they have fun making up stuff. Some of the answers are s...more
Nenia Campbell
Ranging from the incredibly stupid to the surprisingly witty, F in Exams is chock-ful of F answers that score an A-plus in humor.

Is this book right for you? Well. Pop quiz. Do you find the following images funny?









That's a little taste of what you're in for.

I, personally, found the whole thing incredibly hilarious.

Definitely recommended for teachers!

5 stars!
Jasmine
Feb 25, 2012 Jasmine rated it 2 of 5 stars
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.
Jillyn
Jan 07, 2013 Jillyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: students, teachers
Recommended to Jillyn by: Christi
Shelves: blog, given-away
F in Exams is a book that every student can relate to. It is a short collection of some of the cleverest and idiotic answers ever written on tests. It is divided by subject (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, Business & Technology, Psychology, History & Geography, and English) so that the reader can look at a specific class, whether it is their favorite or perhaps the one that they guessed on a lot in high school too.

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+ This was a very short, funny read that didn't pretend to be any...more
Nick
Oct 19, 2014 Nick rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own, humor
Laid out by subject, this book is a collection of stupid answers to test questions. It's one of those books you can pick up at any point and dip into it for a good laugh. Well organized and rendered. The answers appear to be photocopies of the original answers, which adds another layer for the reader. I read page after page aloud to my wife and had a good time.
Emily N.
I do have to admit, I didn't understand all of the answers, but it was definitely a hilarious book when I did. The author of F in Exams, I think, did a good job separating the more funny answers, so it kept the reader reading out of, "I want to know," and enjoyment/entertainment. I do wish that the book went on though, having funny answers to L.A., S.S., and/or Science questions. This book is for sure going to be recommended to other people!
Jennifer
This quick-to-read book gives funny examples of how real high school students have answered test questions. The book is divided into chapters for various content areas like Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, etc. One of my favourites: Q: Explain the process of learning. A: A process by which information goes into one ear and out the other.

This is a light, fast and entertaining book. The students answers, although they often reflect a lack of knowledge, also usually show a great deal of wit and inte...more
Alisha Marie
F in Exams was pretty funny. Some of the answers made me laugh out loud, while others made me say "Well, that's just stupid", but more often than not, it was the former rather than the latter. Sure, there are some answers that make you pause...and then make you wonder about the validity of these so-called "student answers", but it did entertain me. My favorite quotes were: "Why does Mark think his conclusion is right?" "Because Mark is a man." and "What is the probability of receiving a plate wi...more
Pamela
Feb 15, 2012 Pamela rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Elaine, Kathleen, Enrique
Recommended to Pamela by: Urban Outfitters
This book made me weep with laughter!! It relates actual student responses on tests in categories such as Physics, Math, and Biology. It is difficult to select just two favorites, but here they are: first, from Physics--
Q. Describe the shape and structure of the Milky Way
A. It's kind of like a long, bumpy rectangle. It's completely covered in milk chocolate, but inside there are two delicious layers: chocolaty nougat and caramel.

And from Psychology:

Q. Using your knowledge of Freud, provide an ex...more
Jennifer
This is hilarious!! I just read this aloud to my family. Everyone was crying from laughing so hard.
Anya
I'll admit, stupid jokes make me laugh really really hard.
Snorkle
At times, completely hilarious and at other times kind of lame. Mostly filled with preposterous answers to say, 'I might not know the real answer, but will you take pity on my wildly creative answer and give me credit?' It was fun to read once and I might keep it out on a coffee table somewhere, but I'm not going to peruse it over and over again. Might recommend to teachers or people who would find this book amusing.

*Taken from My Sentiments Exactly!: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2013...
Joni
This would be a great little book for the student in high school or college. The first time one draws a complete blank when asked a question on an exam is a frightening experience. The improvised answers these students came up with when faced with that horrible sinking sensation will bring a smile to your favorite student's face. Those of us who have left the halls of education either last year or so many years ago we hesitate to add them up, can also get a laugh out of the ingenious minds of to...more
Crystal
It's an entertaining quick read but it gets tiring towards the middle of the book as most of the 'answers' can be found everywhere on the internet. It also concerns me greatly that the answers are most probably fake and are made up as the handwritings are repeated in different sections throughout the book. This means they were most probably 'handwriting' typefaces found on the internet and were typed in to make humor answers. Not really worth the price of the book at all as you can finish readin...more
Heather
I was laughing pretty much from start to finish. Many of these students were quite witty. Whenever I see the opportunity to say something funny, it is usually too late for me to go back and say it, so it's nice to see that some kids actually did it. The best were the biology exam questions, and the worst for the math ones. Although that may just be because I do not work with math. The joke with my friends (and half my math teachers took me seriously) was that Heather + math = syntax error.
Mark Muckerman
Awful.

We've seen gems of this ilk (funny answers from students without a clue) on the web, and one would hope that a compliation would aggregate the best of the best in one gut-busting tome. Alas . . . awful. Perhaps ten percent funnies hidden in 90% dreck. My disgust at having wasted 30 minutes of my life was offset by the notion that I had only wasted 30 minutes of my life.

If you're eleven and want a book to keep on the back of the toilet, this is your book. Otherwise, pass.
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