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mrs.hi-c clown fishies
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quote:
Originally posted by Radical Dory:
quote:
Originally posted by mrs.hi-c cream:
"Do not use penis if past safety seal is not intact"
[fish]

That has got to be some of the worst worded test questions I've ever seen! Never thought of my vagina as rubbermaid before [Smile]

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During happy fun time with the husband.

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On a history final once, I was given this essay question:

"Write a brief history of World War 2."

Ummmmm.....sure. No problem. Not as if people havent written whole books on a single battle or anything.

Not to mention a different history teacher, who wanted us to list all the various contributions the ancient Greeks gave to the world, and gave us about 3 lines to do it in.

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quote:
Originally posted by Quttaus:
"Write a brief history of World War 2."

We won.

[fish]

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Quttaus
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quote:
Originally posted by Radical Dory:
quote:
Originally posted by Quttaus:
"Write a brief history of World War 2."

We won.

[fish]

Heh, now I wish I had had the courage to write that, instead of the 6 page answer I gave [lol]

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How long did that 6-page answer take? Was it your 'finest hour'?

Sorry... [fish]

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quote:
Originally posted by Jason Threadslayer:
Does the vagina contain the penis like firefighters contain the fire?

Jason brings up a good point.

In the OP you stated the question as:
quote:
"The vagina is the birth canal as well as the place where the penis is contained."
Some definitions of "contain" do not mean storage. Some examples:
  • the Oilers contained the Sharks powerplay tonight
  • insurgents were contained inside the city
  • the aforementioned firefighters contained the fire

Now, taken in isolation, the question could be taken as valid. But given the other wingnut questions you faced, I think it is a poorly worded question, on a poorly formulated test.

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quote:
"The vagina is the birth canal as well as the place where the penis is contained."
How can that question be considered anything other than a trick question? I mean, if you take a human sexuality class and don't know that the penis occasionally makes a visit there, you've pretty much missed what's going on. Why would one include such a stupid question. It's like having a test on diets and ask "Do humans need food?".

This makes it natural to interpret the question in some other way that makes more sense in a test.

Stupid question. Feel free to tell the teacher I said so.

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It's like having a test on diets and ask "Do humans need food?".

Well...you COULD live off of an IV...

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Not live, just survive. That's a huge difference.

I come from Scania, a part of Sweden where we are well known for our tradition of "Live to eat, don't eat to live". Trust me, I'm a specialist.

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Yeesh, just keep me away from the potato sausage. Or is that a Norwegian thing? Hubby's family is a mix of both. (I guess it was quite the scandal there in Minnesota when the great-grandparents married each other, one Norwegian and one Swede, gasp!)

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quote:
Originally posted by Radical Dory:
quote:
Originally posted by Quttaus:
"Write a brief history of World War 2."

We won.

You really shouldn't make a guy in stitches laugh, Dory. It's not really nice. [lol]

I had a professor in third year who was an absolute moron. He would fall asleep in class, assigned group presentations to take up the entire second semester, and often fell asleep during them.

He gave me a B on the first-term essay because I didn't use the phrase "I will argue that" to highlight my thesis. It was clear to the department head, but not him. (A friend suggested surrounding the thesis in Christmas lights. I still doubt he would have gotten it.)

But the kicker came on the final exam, when one of the questions was, "What can we learn from group-work project?"

Those words.

On a third-year poli-sci final exam.

When I complained to the department head, I was effectively told there was little the school could do about stupidity. I doubt he's still there, since he was only a fill-in instructor.

I feel for you, DawnShadow. I really do. But at least people in authority are noticing.

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I have a stupid question (actually answer) example.

In high school, we studied Night, Elie Weisel's book about his experiences in a concentration camp. In the book he says he was almost fifteen when he got sent to the Concentration camp. A test question was "How old was Elie when he was sent to the concentration camp?" I put fourteen and got it wrong. According to my teacher, he was fifteen. As Yogi Berra might say, "You're not fifteen till you're fifteen."

I don't see what's so bad about writing a brief history of WWII. You just have to write the basics.

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Troberg
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quote:
I don't see what's so bad about writing a brief history of WWII. You just have to write the basics.
And what are the basics?

* The reasons it happened?
* The main antagonists?
* The strategical events?
* The scientific, technical and tactical developments that so much shaped the war?
* The logistics that determined the outcome?
* The holocaust and its background?
* Eastern front? Western front? Pacific front? North African front? Atlantic war? South east Asian front?
* The charismatic leaders?
* The heroes and the villains?
* The ordinary people?
* Blitzkrieg contra traditional tactics?
* Partisans and life under occupation?
* The political manouvrering and propaganda?
* The important role of smaller nations?
* Ground war? Aerial war? Naval war? Strategic bombings?
* The generals?
* The nuclear race and the atom bombs?
* Key battles like Midway and Kursk?
* The peace and aftermath?
* The different military and strategic philosophies?
* The what-ifs that were prevented by the outcome of the war, ie what the war was actually for?
* The prewar military buildup?
* The clash of ideologies?
* The breakdown of the allied cooperative spirit after the war?
* The incendary bombings of Dresden and over 60 major Japanese cities?
* The kamikaze pilots and their German and Soviet counterparts?
* The battle of Britain?
* D-Day and the road to Berlin?
* The fall of mainland Europe?
* Operation Barbarossa?
* The Spanish civil war, the testing ground before WW2?
* The changes in naval warfare, where the battleships were de-throned and replaced by carriers and submarines as the king of the oceans?

I could easily write a book on each one of these topics, and all of them are intricate parts in understanding the war. If you don't have a firm grip of them all, you will not understand the war (which is the reason I don't claim to understand it, as I don't feel I have a deep enough understanding of all these areas).

I've heard that the Chinese have a word, "Mu", which means something like "The question is wrong" or "The answer is too big for the question". As far as I can see, the only correct answer to the question "Write a brief history of World War 2." is "Mu!".

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Quttaus
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quote:
Originally posted by MapleLeaf:
How long did that 6-page answer take? Was it your 'finest hour'?

Sorry... [fish]

Well not quite...I only had 45 minutes to write the essay [lol]

At least I got an A on the final....I guess my teacher figured anyone who could write that much knew their subject well enough.

Left out the Battle of the Bulge and most of the Pacific Theater, just because I didnt have remotely enough time. How do you even start to "cover the basics" in 45 minutes?

That teacher was kinda jingoistic, so maybe "We won" would have done the trick...he wasnt much for looking at things in depth [Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by Troberg:
quote:
"The vagina is the birth canal as well as the place where the penis is contained."
How can that question be considered anything other than a trick question?
My reaction was similar. Even without the sexist second half of the question, the first just doesn't belong on a college level quiz of any kind. How could anybody possibly be eighteen years old and not know what a vagina is? Slightly more than half the people in the world have one, and most of the other almost-half are rather interested in them. Why on earth would she feel compelled to find out if people know what it is?! I can only think she couldn't come up with enough good questions to fill out the quiz.

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quote:
Originally posted by TallGeekyGirl:
quote:
Originally posted by Towknie:
When I saw the "vagina is a container for the penis", I just couldn't help but think to myself, "so, if the penis isn't in its proper container, will it shrivel up and go bad?"

Some guys seem to think so! [lol]
Unfortunately, it seems to be true. [Frown]

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