What makes teachers cry (and laugh)

[Update 11/30/14.  Well, evidently these answers weren’t in a GED (see comment below) and, since they’re Internet memes, they may not be from last year.  I hope they’re at least genuine answers from 16-year-olds.]

The following questions were set in last year’s GED examination.

These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)

Q. Name the four seasons.
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q. How is dew formed?
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A. Very important.  Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.

Q. What are steroids?
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q. What happens to your body as you age?
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death.

Q. What is artificial insemination?
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour?
A. Keep it in the cow.

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. the abdomen)?
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal  cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U

Q. What is the fibula?
A.  A small lie.

Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
A. Nearby.

Q. What is the most common form of birth control?
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium.

Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean section?
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome.

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor.

Q. What is a terminal illness?
A. When you are sick at the airport.

Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head.  Once a Arab boy reaches puberty, he removes his diaper and wraps it around his head.

Hat tip for these to Jack Clontz.


3 Responses to “What makes teachers cry (and laugh)”

  1. tiffany267 Says:

    I think I will start using the sour milk one on people, in hopes that even one might start thinking about a dairy-free lifestyle.


  2. Ben Says:

    GED? I hear USC grads using double-negatives by the bushel.
    “I don’t dot no..” et al. Truly our educational systems are preparing us for Idiocracy.


  3. keith brooks Says:

    yeah some are are funny, 21 yrs teaching ged–just to be clear–these answers couldn’t have been given by students taking the ged, as it’s all multiple choice, 1 essay.


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