Exams. Love them or loathe them, they’re here for good. No matter how much you revise, prepare, and practice, chances are you’ll find a question you just can’t answer. Most of us would either leave it blank or just take a guess; some of us, though, will make a joke of the situation—and hilarity often ensues.
Below, we present ten of the funniest exam answers ever:
While this student’s spelling might have room for improvement, there’s no arguing with their logical approach to answering the question: they were asked to explain the shape of the graph, and explain it they did!
This is undeniably sweet, not least because the pupil’s drawing looks more like Charlie Brown of ‘Peanuts’ fame than a lion.
Who can argue with this?
While the student seems to have misunderstood the concept of living ‘at the same time as Abraham Lincoln’ (meaning they’d have to be psychic to know Honest Abe’s ultimate fate), their answer is succinct, witty, and demonstrates an impressive grasp of history.
While this answer’s leaning heavily on the ‘cheeky’ side, they’ve highlighted a genuine mistake in the question’s structure. We wonder how this was graded: on the one hand, they’re being pedantic; on the other, they’re spot-on.
Echoing the memorable lyrics of Haddaway’s 90’s classic ‘What is Love?’, this student’s answer is a stroke of absolute genius. Given the subjective, philosophical nature of the question anyway, it’s tough to understand how someone could get the answer ‘wrong’. We hope they got full marks.
How can this student receive anything but praise? While we all know this isn’t what the question specified, the student has done as requested and assumed the role of the Chinese immigrant so deeply they’ve even adopted the language!
Sexism notwithstanding, there’s no denying this is funny.
This is such a sweet answer, it’s hard to imagine the teacher being anything but charmed. Judging by their bold, underlined ‘not’, however, it’s safe to say they weren’t.
While we’re unsure whether this is absolutely genuine or just for one of the most bizarre classes ever, this is nevertheless a fine example of great wit. Who can argue with some of the logic on display here? Answers 7, 9 and 11 are absolute gems, and the teacher seems to have appreciated it.