Friday, July 21, 2006

Answers to a Sixth Grade test

I come from a long line of school teachers and occasionally hear some amusing stories about students who are in the process of learning.

Last night I received a list of responses by grade 6 students to a test given in the States. I'll share a few of them over the next little while, but here are some that caught my eye:

The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men. Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the Organ of the Species. Madman Curie discovered radio. And Karl Marx became one of the MarxBrothers

Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking. Sir Fransis Drake Circumsized the world with a 100-foot clipper.

7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Smiles are good. Thanks.

Granny said...

Linking. Thanks.

Janice said...

That's just too funny!

Carissa said...

I don't know if I should laugh or cry! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

As a former middle school teacher I have to say I am not suprised in the least. Got a good chuckle though!

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