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Funny Test Answers Given by Junior High Students

Dianna is a writer with a background in education and business. She writes to inspire and encourage others.

Funny but true!

Funny but true!

Junior High Kids' Funny Test Answers

The majority of my junior high years were spent trying to fit in and adjusting to the new class schedules. Trying to comprehend pre-algebra was a mental challenge. I was not the most studious adolescent; in fact, I spent most of my time out of the classroom, pretending to be sick at home.

For me, a test was overwhelming, let alone a basic quiz of knowledge. Given that I barely studied, my responses at the time were somewhat humorous. But you must believe me when I tell you that they were actually quite sincere.

Since the questions were garbled bits of information my mind couldn't process, I simply wrote whatever came to my mind in response. The reason for this is another story, and I may have to post an article on this in the near future.

Today as an educator, I come across some interesting test answers to questions I'm sure baffle the mind of many adults. I love how the young mind responds with quick wit. I decided to share some of the most recent findings with readers.

Yes, have a good laugh; but remember, some of the responses are written with serious intentions. You just have to admire the adolescent spirit of creativity!

English Is All Greek to Me!


Name three articles of clothing Jon can wear to school.

A shirt and a pair of pants.

Use the word “doldrums” in a sentence.

I cannot play the doldrums.

In what circumstances does the fourth act of “Hamlet” begin?

It starts immediately after the third act.

Define "epitaph"

A short and sarcastic poem

Name three relative pronouns.

My aunt, my uncle, and my brother.

Who is it that helped Theseus escape from the labyrinth?

David Bowie

Visual aids for the teacher

Visual aids for the teacher

Science Is a Mystery


Over the last 50 years there has been a significant change in the concentration of carbon dioxide. Give a reason for this.

It is easily distracted.

List five ways that plants interact with each other.

They don’t. They’re plants. They can’t talk or hang out. Is this a trick question?

Give three ways to reduce heat loss in your home.

1. Thermal underwear 2. Move to Hawaii 3. Close the door

In the Hawaiian Islands there are about 500 difference species of fruit fly. Give a reason for this.

There are approximately 500 varieties of fruit.

Define germination.

To become a German citizen.

The exact angle?

The exact angle?

Math: I Can't Figure It Out!


A train is blowing its whistle while traveling at 33 miles per second. The speed of sound is 343 miles per second. If you are directly in front of the train, what is the whistle frequency you hear?

You will get hit by a train before you can even figure out what that whistling sound is.

Steve is driving a car. He is traveling at 60 feet/second and the speed limit is 40 mph. Is Steve speeding?

He could find out by checking his speedometer.

What is a random variable?

Someone with multiple personalities.

If Andrew invests $25,000 at 8.5% APR compounded monthly, how much money will he have after ten years?

$0, with the economy like it is.

Math is visually attactive

Math is visually attactive

Who Knows Their History?

Why was the Berlin wall built?

Germany was competing with China.

When did the founding fathers draft the constitution?

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It Is Just Common Sense


There are 250 eleventh-grade students. Tina and Phil want to know what color the students favor most. Tina asks 50 people. Phil asks 200 people. Phil states his conclusions are more reliable than Tina’s. Why does Phil believe he is right?

—Because Phil is a man.

What is a partnership?

—A ship that takes two people to drive.


In the US, what is the chief cause of divorce?


What is the purpose of a US census?

—During the census, a man goes from door to door and increases the population.


What do the people of North Dakota raise?


Where is Chicago?

—Right now, they’re in 5th place.


Give an example of a smoking-related disease.

—Early death

What does it mean when we say he has a terminal illness?

He became ill at the airport.


What is the significance of an altar?

God knows!

It's all relative

It's all relative

© 2014 Dianna Mendez


Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 12, 2019:

This is so funny. Great answers. I like the fruit flies!



Dianna Mendez (author) on October 08, 2018:

Shyron, glad it put a smile on your day.

Shyron E Shenko on November 03, 2016:

Dianna, this is too funny, and it reminds me of many things my sons, cousins and brothers have said.

This was really an enjoyable read.

Blessings my friend

Dianna Mendez (author) on September 02, 2016:

Rajan, glad I could put some laughter in your day. Stay well, my friend.

Reginald, sharing laughter is good for the heart. Thanks for visiting and your support. Enjoy your weekend.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 10, 2016:

The answers are just too funny. Enjoyable read.

Dianna Mendez (author) on September 01, 2015:

Thank you Coloruflone, Glenn, and Patty for stopping by to leave such positive feedback. I still chuckle when I read these answers. As a teacher, I come across some very creative students that keep me smiling and young at heart.

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on August 14, 2015:

"Define epitaph...A short and sarcastic poem." Sometimes that is true!

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on August 14, 2015:

You had me cracking up all the way through this hub. Totally hilarious! But it's also very meaningful to see how intelligent kids can be when they are still so innocent.

I noticed how they tried to put logic to determining the answers. That's what made it so funny - they made sense in a sort of round-about way.

I just found this hub now, but congratulations for being selected as Hub Of The Day last year.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 21, 2015:

You got me laughing so hard, and remembering some of the answers my own kids would give on tests in home school. This is funny! I'll be chuckling the rest of the day, thank you.

Dianna Mendez (author) on November 16, 2014:

Ubrish, kids do add much to our life, don't they? Glad you enjoyed the laughter and saw the wit of these precious students.

ubrish ali from Pakistan(Asia) on November 15, 2014:

Kids do these types of attempts to make us laugh.I really enjoyed to read your article

ubrish ali from Pakistan(Asia) on November 15, 2014:

Kids do these types of attempts to make us laugh.I really enjoyed to read your article

Dianna Mendez (author) on October 29, 2014:

Leslie, I am glad the post is funny the second time for readers. It is so good to laugh any day. Thanks for the comment and return visit, dear lady.

Leslie A. Shields from Georgia on October 23, 2014:

This is my second time reading this hub.... it cracks me up every time..... LOL

Dianna Mendez (author) on October 23, 2014:

Peach, so true my friend. Thanks for validating the content and for your visit. Enjoy your day.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on October 21, 2014:

All i can say is kids are great at answering wuestions truthfully and logically without lookibg at the textbook

Dianna Mendez (author) on October 19, 2014:

Mothersofnations, laughter is the medicine for the soul. God bless you, too.

mothersofnations on October 15, 2014:

That was very funny! Great way to begin my day :) I look forward to reading more lol God bless you...

Dianna Mendez (author) on September 24, 2014:

SheGetCreative, so good to hear this post put a smile in your day. I have to admit, they make me laugh still! Enjoy your week.

Angela F from Seattle, WA on September 22, 2014:

These are great - so glad I put my coffee cup down as I was reading!

Dianna Mendez (author) on September 05, 2014:

Tony, it is always good to hear the article gives one a good laugh. Laughter is good for the soul. You were better off not answering questions as such, believe me, it gets you in trouble!

Dianna Mendez (author) on September 05, 2014:

Paula, you must certainly know and enjoy how teens can respond to questions. Have a great weekend!

Brite-ideas, yes, we teachers see these answers now and then and we have to keep a straight face! I will have to post a second article soon on these responses.

Ann, I totally understand the 13 year old mindset and how they reason. They can be endearing but frustrating! Love that teen for me.

Mel, glad you enjoyed the post and that it have you a good laugh. I am thinking about writing a sequel soon. Enjoy your day, dear lady.

Melody Lassalle from California on September 04, 2014:

These are the best! Please write more! Reminds me of the book Anguished English. Thank you, you gave me a good laugh today. And, I will never forget the definition of germination.

Ann Hinds from So Cal on September 04, 2014:

I have a 13-yr-old who would answer some of these questions in the same way. Not because he doesn't know the answer but he is at that smart-alecky stage where the other answer makes more sense and it's funny. Thanks for the laughs.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on September 04, 2014:

This is hysterical! 'Where is Chicago' ..right now they're in 5th place (lmao!) and the answer list 5 ways that plants interact with each had me rotflmao! I'll bet teachers see a lot of this - wonder if I ever made one laugh? Love your page

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on September 04, 2014:

Read a few of these before, but still funny every time. I just wish I had been resourceful and original enough to write something like this on a test paper. Mind you, an "F" is no fun :(

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on September 04, 2014:

I live with a teenager and one not much older, so I really appreciated reading this. :)

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 08, 2014:

You made me see another side of it.. Ubanichijoke, Humor is good. Stay well, friend.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on August 07, 2014:

Define germination? To be come a german citizen. Damn right! Haha

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 05, 2014:

Lambservant, I am glad you came back to enjoy the humor a second time. Thanks for sharing with others. Have a great week, dear friend.

Catherine, as a teacher you have to consider the student's real meaning behind the response. There is usually a good reason for it. However, it is hard trying to remain serious when the answers are so creative! I enjoyed our chat and wish you a lovely evening. Blessings.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on August 05, 2014:

I enjoyed your funny article. Teaching is hard work; at least you get to laugh. Or do you cry when you see some of those responses.

Lori Colbo from United States on August 03, 2014:

I read this when it first came out and enjoyed reading it once again. I am going to share it with my teacher friends on FB. Hilarious.

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 03, 2014:

Hello Michelle, some of the jokes make me laugh each time too. Good to see you here and thanks for the support.

Mary, you just have to enjoy the kids who make teaching interesting every day. Hope you are keeping dry up in your part of the state. We are soaked here today.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on August 03, 2014:

I really don't know which answer I thought the most comical! They are all great. Teachers must have a good sense of humor! I admire all of you!

Voted UP, etc.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on August 03, 2014:

This had me laughing my socks off when I first read it and it still does!! Sharing again, Dianna!

Dianna Mendez (author) on July 08, 2014:

Tolovaj, I love your quote on sincerity, it's so true! Glad you stopped by and I appreciate your insightful comment. Take care.

Tolovaj on July 07, 2014:

Great stuff and perfect way to start the day. As a former part time teacher I can confirm the sincerity is the mother of humor:)

Dianna Mendez (author) on July 01, 2014:

DreamerMeg, glad this put a smile in your day. Have a great day out there.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on June 27, 2014:

Really funny. Started my day off on great note!

Dianna Mendez (author) on June 01, 2014:

MsDora, I am happy to hear this post put a smile in your day. Good to see you here and I appreciate your comment. Blessings.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 26, 2014:

While I was reading through these questions and answers, I shared some by phone with a friend of mine who is a teacher. We both enjoyed them. Thank you.

Dianna Mendez (author) on May 24, 2014:

Barbara, when I come across one of these creative responses it does put a smile in my day.

Mekenzie, you are so right, you gotta love them for their quick wit. One day they will be great leaders!

Susan Ream from Michigan on May 21, 2014:


Thanks for writing this hilarious hub. It produced a lot of hearty laughter on my part. Some of your students may be quick witted and some may not have moved past concrete thinking yet.

I smiled and laughed through it all! Laughter does good like medicine ya know. ;) Gotta love those Junior High Students!

Blessings to you my friend,


Barbara Badder from USA on May 13, 2014:

This must make grading test papers more fun. I'd get a good laugh for the day out of some of them. Laughter is the best medicine they say. You should be healthy.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 12, 2014:

Crafty, enjoy those teens when they come to this point. It will happen! Thanks for the comment and support.

MissLong, I do enjoy the students humorous responses to questions. They keep live interesting. It was nice seeing you here. Enjoy your weekend.

Michele Kelsey from Edmond, Oklahoma on April 04, 2014:

This is super funny! I loved the top reason for divorce being marriage! Actually a smart kid really. Lol. I bet you got a lot of laughs as a teacher! Great article! :)