I’d like to say I chose this book because of an intelligent reason, but to be honest, I picked it because it was (a) really short and (b) mentioned exams.
The title appealed to me because I was about to start my exams and assessments and thought it might help.
Well F in Exams – The best test paper blunders – didn’t help me in any way during my exams but it did give me a laugh.
The book is divided into subjects and gives examples of hilarious and creative answers to exam questions. I am sure some are meant to be funny, but I do think some were written intentionally.
Some examples from the book –
Q: Give a brief explanation of the meaning of the term “hard water”
A : ice
Q: What is a vaccum?
A : Something my Mum says I should use more often
Q: What are the characteristics of crude oil?
A: Coarse and rude
Q: What does terminal illness mean
A: When you become ill at the airport
Q: What is a plasmid
A: A high definition television
Q: Steve is driving his car. He is travelling at 60 feet/second and the speed limit is 40 mph. Is Steve speeding?
A: He could find out by checking his speedometer
Q: Describe what happened during the Big Bang?
A: A lot of noise
Q: Define the term intensive farming
A: It is when a farmer never has a day off
Q: Explain the meaning of the word magma?
A: Japanese cartoons
Q: How high is Mount Everest?
A: Depends how much snow it has had since it was last measured.
Q: Describe the term stakeholder?
A: A vampire hunter. Buffy being the most famous
Q: What is meant by “forgetting”
A: I can’t remember
Q: Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
A: At the bottom.
I won’t give away all the hilarious responses, but I will say, it is worth the read and I can recommend this book to all ages.
F in Exams by Richard Benson
Review by Hudson Korda WJ10