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Funny Test Answers By Junior High Students: The Sequel

Updated on December 31, 2015
The innocent response to "Is that your final answer?"  Pretty Much!
The innocent response to "Is that your final answer?" Pretty Much!

The young mind is always active, not always in the direction desired, but it is always thinking and creative. I admire the children who color outside the lines and expand the limits of imagination. I could just hug them!

I came across these wonderful words of wisdom and thought I would share them with readers. My teaching days are filled with little gold-nugget smiles, it keeps me young! Remember, these children may just be the future great leadership our country needs.

English

Question: Explain the word autocracy.

—A country that has lots of cars.

Question: How does Romeo's Character develop through the play?

—It doesn't. It's just self, self, self, self all the way through.

Question: What are Milton's significant works?

Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.

Recently I asked students to write an essay on what they were like as an introduction to autobiographies. Everyone began writing their story except for one young man. I asked him if he had a question or needed more information. He simply looked at me and said "I don't know a thing about myself and don't know what to write." I encouraged him and ended by saying "Who knows more about you than YOU?" He quickly responded "my mom!" I couldn't argue with that one.

Geography: Name one of the primary products of the Hawaiian Islands.

"Grass skirts and flower necklace. "

Science

Why are there rings around Saturn?

—God liked it, so he put a ring around it.

What is the difference between a hydrocarbon (such as ethane) and an alcohol (such as ethanol)?

—Hydrocarbon doesn't cause car crashes.

What is the process in which steam turns into water?

—Conversation

What is the lowest frequency noise a human can register?

—A mouse

What is the highest frequence noise a human can register?

—Mariah Carey

Truth in Humor

As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in school. -- Unknown

It's Logical!

What is the splitting formula?

Boy meets girl

Boy meets another girl

Girls finds out about the other

= The splitting formula

This isn't to be confused with the spitting formula, that's antisocial!


Name a regular triangle.

—A three-sided triangle named Joe.

Math

Brittany sprays her new birthday bike pink. The spray gives it a negative charge and the paint a positive one. Why is this?

  1. Positive: Spraying is easier than using a paint brush.
  2. Negative: Pink isn't a good color for a bike.


The population of Belgium has been decreasing at an annual rate of 1.3%. If the population was 8,987,000 in 2001, predict its population in the year 2020.

—There will be a cheesecake shortage!

What is meant by "remainder" and "total"?

"The total is when you add up all the numbers and the remainder is an animal that pulls Santa's sleigh.

Please write any comments about this course or the instructor in the space below.

"If I had one hour to live, I'd spend it in this class because it feels like an eternity."

What is that smell?

What is methane?

—A smelly greenhouse gas produced when trees and/or cows are burned.

Volcanoes are what kind of plate margin?

—Hot plates.

Science

Describe the bonding of SO2.

—It's pretty awesome!

Describe in the space below the chemical differences between H2O and CO2.

H2O is hot and CO2 is cold.

Describe the shape of the milky way.

—It's kind of like a long, lumpy rectangle. It's completely covered in milk chocolate, but inside there are two delicious layers of chocolate nougat and carmel.

What is a plasmid?

—A high definition TV.

© 2014 Dianna Mendez

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      Barbara Bethard 15 months ago from Tucson, Az

      my favourite is the pink bike! or no wait the milky way!!! too much fun on a Wed Morning!

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      Peggy Woods 17 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Those are some funny answers to be sure. Still smiling! :)

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      Karen Hellier 18 months ago from Georgia

      I have been away from Hubpages for awhile but am coming back. I am so glad I found this article that you wrote. Some of the answers are SO funny. They really made my day. Thanks for sharing!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Reading this again made me laugh but also agreed with the kids, some of the questions merit those answers! LOL!

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Brilliant. I enjoyed reading it, particularly the Mariah Carey one.

      Thanks for a good laugh. :-)

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      David Trujillo Uribe 2 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      I am trying to figure out a 3 year old still.. now adolecense

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      simply fun

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Very funny. I understand them fully well as have my girls in high school now.

      They come home and share some or the other jokes everyday

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations on your Best Teacher Award! You're definitely an expert.

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      Colin Garrow 2 years ago from Kinneff, Scotland

      Hilarious - thanks for sharing.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      I taught English for almost a decade. It was always fun to see their responses.

      Great hub.

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Had to come back and share with my son who is finishing his first year as a teacher. He enjoyed them as well.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      Frida Rose 2 years ago from Maryland

      These kids are so precious! I couldn't help but smile all the way through!

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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      This is funny :) I enjoyed reading :)

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      These are great. I especially like the ones from English class. "It's just self, self, self all the way through. " Ha!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Came back to read again and enjoyed!

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      The complex root and the Milky Way are the best. It's funny but not so much if it's true.

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      liamhubpages 2 years ago

      I have a friend who is also a teacher and she is regularly telling me stories about funny answers on tests, I nearly wet myself each time.

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      Ahsan MAsoodani 2 years ago from hyderabad pakistan

      nice teacher, nice work

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Hilarious! The autocracy and plasmid ones are my favourites, but the Milton one was funny too. You must be very proud of your collection of funny answers from students ;) Voted funny and posted on What The Hub? at Google+.

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      What in heavens name was that kid thinking, lol. Teach being a teacher you have to have a lot of stamina as i can see you do. One like me might have crumpled the paper long time and threw it in the bin. HA HA HA.

      One answer i agreed with was :

      What is the highest frequence noise a human can register?

      —Mariah Carey

      He or she was so CORRECT. recently i was watching something on yahoo where Mariah was at a Christmas concert singing without back up. It literally was the WORST EVER, then i said THANK GOD for those back up singers. How did she ever ended up in the singing industry? LOL......

      I guess we can sum up students in two groups

      #1 Those who have common sense and NO BOOK SENSE

      #2 Those who have book sense and NO COMMON SENSE, both is bad!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Teachers must often suppress some painful bwahahas! :) In thinking about what students must sometimes be thinking I wonder if they have pause for thought, something along the lines of, "Okaaay. I can't imagine why this question is on the test, but I'll do my best."

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love your student answers the questions, technically absurd but funny and historical. My teacher would have read out loud the answer in front of the class and make fun of the student. That student would be embarrassed.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      Dianna, I can tell you are extremely professional and passionate about teaching. Anyway, I wanted to give you a heads up over my next hub to be published. In no way do I mean to imply that all teachers are bad. Thanks.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Those were some pretty interesting answers and I could see how most of them were obtained. It really IS thinking outside the box.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      The sequel is just as good as the original. You must have some comedians in your classes. The cheesecake shortage one is very funny.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Don't you just love those answers?? Some of the things kids said when I was still teaching still keep me in stitches!!!

      Enjoyed reading this from beginning to end....

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I'm back to pin this to my Humor board. Love it!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A learning lesson indeed. Interesting and useful.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      really funny test answers and enjoyed going through them. I loved the comment given about the human heart and cannot stop laughing..

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      Mothers of Nations 2 years ago

      I love these articles! Much needed laughter for the day :)

      "I admire the children who color outside the lines and expand the limits of imagination. I could just hug them!"

      "Remember, these children may just be the future great leadership our country needs."

      You've said it best right here! God bless them all and God you as well for your love for the children (it's so badly needed), the grace you display toward them, and the encouragement you provide!

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      When I read the title, I was so looking forward to the “sequel.” So funny…and creative at the same time. This brought huge smiles. Thank you!

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      This is so funny, loved reading this hub. I especially loved the imagination about milky way :) You must be having a really wonderful time with the kids! Thanks for sharing.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Ohmigosh! So funny. I am glad you have shared these with us all. On the one hand, it inspires the hope for creativity; on the other, you have to wonder who was texting in class instead of paying attention to the lesson!

      Voted up, funny and interesting.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Bdegiulio, that "hour to live" answer can be depleting for an instructor if she/he can't look at it as honest truth from a child's thoughts. I have been in those classes myself! Funny all the way. I hope you are staying warm and safe up there.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Dianna. This is absolutely hilarious. My mother was a teacher so I know is all so true. Also a little sad but definitely very, very funny. The one about having an hour to live and spending it in this classroom because it feels like an eternity is a classic. I'll be chuckling about this for weeks. Thanks for making my day.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Lex, I think the heart response just makes sense. It is so true! Thank you for visiting and making a comment. May your day be filled with smiles and joy.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Dr BJ, I love the triangle reference too --- just a regular Joe! I appreciate your presence here and your laughter!

      Flourish, the Milky Way is a good one! It almost makes sense in regards to how the question was asked. Keep smiling!

      Kim, I am so glad you could stop by today. I thank you for your comment and input. Hope it is warm up there. It's quite chilly just south of the border here in Florida.

      Nell, I have felt the same way as that student in some of my classes, and I teach them! Your presence is always a bright spot in my day. Cheers!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Prairieprincess, I came across these wonderful words by chance, not really from saving over the years. I wish I were that organized! Nevertheless, these children are indeed do have the imagination of a great mind. Enjoy your week and stay warm.

      Vellur, thanks for coming by. Yes, the human mind is creative beyond imagination!

      AliciaC, so glad you stopped by to enjoy the article. Hope you are keeping warm up there!

      ChitrangadaSharon, I am blessed by children who keep my life filled with wonderful laughter.

      Till, I am always amazed at the things these kids can come up with at the spur of the moment. It's always profound! Be safe and well.

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      lex123 3 years ago

      I enjoyed reading these funny answers of the kids. My favorite was the picture of the heart - where love comes from and where hate comes from.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! love the rings around Saturn, God liked it so he put a ring around it! I could feel that song by beyonce coming on! And the triangle! LOL! But the one that made me cry with laughter has to be:

      Please write any comments about this course or the instructor in the space below.

      "If I had one hour to live, I'd spend it in this class because it feels like an eternity."

      I nearly choked on my cuppa tea!

      Brilliant Dianna! so darn funny! and I needed that! shared everywhere!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for putting a smile on this old teacher. Priceless!

      Kim

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I love it, especially that Milky Way one!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      These answers are beyond great, Dianna. What imaginative students you have had. My favorite is the regular triangle named Joe. That will be difficult to forget. Trust me. (laughing)

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      What fun to read! Isn't it amazing what children come up with AFTER you've taught them something? It may seem like an eternity but we all know it will end too soon. Thanks for sharing to brighten up this dreary day.

      Voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      An entertaining and enjoyable hub indeed!

      Children/ students are so creative and they have so much of energy---they might surprise us anytime.

      Very well presented hub! Thanks!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing the funny comments, Dianna! This is a very enjoyable hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      LOL!! My my what answers they think of! Thank you for sharing this hub, the human mind is very creative in all sorts of ways!!

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      Sharilee Swaity 3 years ago from Canada

      Dianna, I love these! These answers are better than the "real ones," even though they are supposed to know the real ones for our outcomes. I love that you managed to hold unto all of these, and make two hubs out of them. That shows your organizational skills and your love of the kids. Happy teaching! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Mdscoggins, working around children does keep you young in mind, I am probably about 25 right now (if only!). Thanks for your support. Be safe and well.

      Catherine, good to see you here! I appreciate your feedback and support. Enjoy your week and keep smiling!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Johanna, so good to know this article put a giggle in your day. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a really good week.

      Iris, I appreciate your presence on the post and your support. I love the kids that put a smile in our day, it's very uplifting!

      Suzette, you are so right - they bring us back to what's important in education and life. Creativity is so powerful!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Robie, kids are experts at providing witty answers to complex questions. We could take lessons from them! Thanks for your visit today.

      Catherine, I like our thoughts... if you squint your brain... that's putting it in the right frame of mind. Enjoy your day.

      Ruthbro, I think I would have made the same answer back then. Take care and enjoy the week.

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      So funny. I'm voting H+, voting up, and funny.

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      Michelle Scoggins 3 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Diana for a great Sunday morning chuckle. Kids truly keep us young when we think of how creative their minds are and how we can learn from their experiences. What a great way to start the day - with laughter, thank you for the great gift.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      LOL! This is hilarious and kids say the most unusual and interesting things. They sort of bring us back to what is important in education and life. This is what is so fun and funny about teaching. Thanks for sharing!

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      Cristen Iris 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      This is super funny. I'm sharing on Fb. :D

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      Johanna Eisler 3 years ago

      Thank you for one good long giggle! :)

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      Ruthbro 3 years ago from USA

      Very funny! I enjoyed the name the angles one especially.

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Truly funny and sometimes, if you squint your brain, You can see that they got it right--like the grass skirts and flower necklaces one and the Milky Way one.

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      Robie Benve 3 years ago from Ohio

      ahah, it always amazes me how kids can hide ignorance behind hilarious puns and joke, too funny! Keep collecting them, they are great!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Bobbi, thanks for your kind support. I may have to take up the challenge one day.

      Aubrey, I thought the answer was appropriate.

      Linda, I knew we had something in common. That school produced some pretty creative Adults!

      Enjoy your weekend ladies.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Pink is too a good color for a bike, just not a boys bike. Actually I probably had some of these answers while I was a rebel in school :)

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      The description of the milky way had me rolling on the floor! Laughter is good for the soul and right now my soul feels pretty good. Thanks Dianna.

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      This is so funny and I know how funny children can be in a classroom. Thanks for sharing. I hope you write a book on your teaching experience one day.

      Have a wonderful Sunday,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Brave, the Milton's response makes me giggle every time. Enjoy a great evening.

      Ms. Dora, the rewards of teaching Are better than money. God bless you!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Teaches, thanks for the giggles. I guess laughter is a bonus on the teacher's meager salary. My favorite is the English section.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Dianna, your students must keep you in stitches. I love the Mariah Carey answer and the Milton's significant works response (obviously written by a product of divorce). Actually, they all had me chuckling, but those two had me laughing out loud.

      Thank you for sharing. It's so nice to read something light-hearted for a change!

      P.S. Funny won't let me click, but add other vote to the total.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      W1totalk, their minds do tend extend the limits of thought. I am so thankful I can observe this first hand as a teacher. Some days, I have to hold onto my desk to keep from losing it -- they keep me young at heart! I appreciate your thoughts and contribution to this discussion. Enjoy your weekend and stay stafe, my friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Hey Bill, glad this put some warmth in your day. Enjoy the chill for me.

      Jackie, I know what you mean. I have to stifle my smile some days! College can be an interesting challenge in other ways for a professor.

      Rachael, they are children who see "what could be" and that we should never deter. Thanks for your visit and support. Blessings!

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      It isn't kids say the darnedest things, but it's fun to see children expand on creativity. I mean what is one child's reaction to the movie, The Red Balloon versus another? Their minds keep going, and going. Great hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Millionaire, you are so blessed to be enriched by these creative minds. It's so worth all the effort. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

      Greatstuff, I would have to agree with that statement. Some classes are endless! So glad you stopped by today. Enjoy the laughter of each moment.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 3 years ago from United States

      I laughed out loud at most of these! This was very enjoyable, and probably if asked in today's junior high schools, the answers would be very similar. I love how their minds work. Voted up. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very funny and seeing college students asked such easy questions lately where they don't have a clue makes it sobering too! I mean that is a lot older than Jr High! Kind of not funny anymore!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I howled at the last one and I'm howling more now. You and I both know that these may be outrageous, but they also do happen. Great fun on this chilly Saturday morning.

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      Mazlan 3 years ago from Malaysia

      I liked the comment about spending the last 1 hour in the classroom as it "feels like an eternity"!

      Look forward to your Part 3

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      These are funny. I get to see student responses too at work, and it is amazing what kids can come up with.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Carla, they do make reading fun. Glad you stopped by here. Enjoy the smiles.

      Mary, keep the smiles in your heart. Thanks for your support.

      Cinderella, I'll bet your mom has some good ones to share. Kids are so precious!

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      Sharon 3 years ago from Philippines

      I can remember my Mom sharing funny stories about her students. Some of those were the unexpected replies to a question which would really make us laugh. I enjoyed reading this hub.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      These are just priceless!

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      Carla J Behr 3 years ago from NW PA

      I love reading these!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it, Naren. May your day be a good one.

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      narendra jhala 3 years ago from India

      awesome