We all want students to learn from their mistakes, right? Not Richard Benson, who has created a bestselling series of humor books—one that includes F This Test and F in Exams—which contain nothing more than a series of humorous exam fails.
Here are a few of my favorite examples from the latest volume:
Q: Describe the role of antibodies.
A: They are married to unclebodies.
Q: Explain the benefits of proteins.
A: People who are pro-teens make sure young people’s opinions are taken seriously.
Q: What are fossil fuels?
A: What you need to power a dinosaur.
Q: What does the Law of Gravity refer to?
A: I don’t know, but it sounds very serious.
Q: What are your first impressions of Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice”?
A: He has very good manors.
Q: What does Antonym mean?
A: I don’t know what he means, but I think you’ve spelled his name wrong.
Q: What is an operetta?
A: The person at the switchboard who works the phones.
Q: Explain the reasons for the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
A: Too many cars on the road, and bad drivers.
Q: Who was Malcolm X?
A: The great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Malcom I.
Q: What else might you expect to find inside an Egyptian pyramid, other than mummies?
Q: What is a fresco?
A: A type of coffee with foam on top.
And last but not least, this effort:
Q: What kind of wildlife would you expect to see in Antarctica?