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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

University Exams

NCEA take note. Here is a shining example to pacing exam content:

At Victoria University, there were four young lefties taking Political Science. They did so well on all the quizzes, midterms and tutorials that each had an "A" coming up to the finals.

These four friends were so confident that the weekend before final exams, they decided to go up to Auckland and party with some friends there (it was sad how few friends they had in Wellington, and the Student Union Council meetings dont count). They all had a great time. However, after all the partying they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Vic until Monday afternoon and missed the exam.

They went to their professor to explain why they missed it. They said that they had gone to Auckland for the weekend with the plan to come back in time to study, but, unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the desert road, didn't have a spare, and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final.

The professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved.

They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth five points. It was something simple about the evils of socialism. "Cool," they thought at the same time, each one in his separate room, "this is going to be easy." Each finished the problem and then turned the page. On the second page was written: (For 95 points): Which tyre?

Posted by ZenTiger | 4/20/2005 01:34:00 am


Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Bahahahahaha. Thats a good one.

4/20/2005 02:13:00 am  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/20/2005 08:26:00 am  
Blogger Lucyna said...


4/20/2005 09:42:00 am  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Is it real?

Otherwise it's still a good joke!!

4/20/2005 11:15:00 am  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Perhaps it will become an urban legend??

4/20/2005 07:10:00 pm  
Anonymous Mike Readman said...

Too bad that didn't happen to H1. I doubt she'd be PM today if it did.

4/21/2005 01:35:00 am  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

To carry the urban legend further, I understand something like it did happen to H1.

Look at it this way: Four students. Four tyres. At least one person taking the test was going to get the answer right. That person just had to get to the professor first....

4/21/2005 09:29:00 am  

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