Saturday, September 24, 2011

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers - Richard Benson

Synopsis from B& "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 little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN.

Wholly entertaining. Some of the "wrong" answers are so clever that you do kind of have to wonder if they really are the answers students actually put. However, as a teacher, I've received some rather interesting test responses. So I don't doubt too much.

This book was a fun 20 minutes entertainment.


  1. I have actually been collecting "wrong" test answers for some time now. It's a bit of a side hobby. It's beautiful watching an artistic mind answer logical questions.

  2. Hmmmm...I think I would like seeing your collection one of these days. And wish my students were so creative. If they don't know an answer, they just skip it. :(