“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.
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Over the years as a college Physics professor I’ve given out (and graded) and untold number of student exams, tests, quizzes, and homeworks. Sometimes exams were too hard, sometimes students were inadequately prepared, and sometimes they just didn’t have enough time to finish answering all the questions appropriately. In those situations I would often get silly or puzzling answers to some of the questions that I had posed. I had always enjoyed those answers (but I still marked them as wrong), and sometimes I would deliberately assign a question or two on an exam that was intended to elicit quirky responses. Therefore, when I came across “F in Exams” I knew this was the kind of book that I’d enjoy. All of the examples in this book (to the best of my knowledge) have been taken from actual student exams, down to the handwritten responses in the blue ink. This level of realism adds to the amusement factor. A few of these test answers (such as the one on the cover) have previously circulated around online, but majority of the answers were new to me. The answers cover most of the major disciplines and subjects – math, physics, psychology, chemistry, biology, etc. The answers were actually funny, and not merely amusing. The book is relatively short, but it is very well designed. I highly recommend it.
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