A student taking up mathematics answered a series of non-mathematics questions and got a grade of 0. If you are his mathematics teacher who would check the test paper, would you have given him the same mark?
Below are the questions and his witty and funny answers.
Q: In which battle did Napoleon die?
A: His last battle
Q. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
A: At the bottom of the page
Q. River Ravi flows in which state?
Q. What is the main reason for divorce?
Q. What is the main reason for failure?
Q. What can you never eat for breakfast?
A. Lunch & dinner
Q. What looks like half an apple?
A. The other half
Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what will it become?
Q. How can a man go for eight days without sleeping ?
A. He sleeps at night.
Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..
Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
A. Very large hands
Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A. No time at all, the wall is already built by the previous 8 men.
Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack
Several skills that we should have acquired in learning mathematics are the the ability to communicate with conciseness, clarity, and precision. That is what we have learned about conditions, restrictions, and logic. These skills are not just be used in mathematics, but in other fields as well.
What do you think about the mathematical skill of the person who formulated the questions?