In school, kids spend a lot of time bent over books, trying to absorb all of the information they can. After all, when test time comes, they need to make sure they’re totally prepared for whatever the teacher sends their way. But sometimes, even with plenty of studying, tests can throw them a serious curveball.
At least, that’s what must have happened to the kids below. Despite months of learning, some encountered questions they didn’t know the answers to, while others were perhaps a little too confident that they did know the answer! Either way, what these students wrote in the blank space was hilarious!
1. This kid had life all figured out early. Most notable is that, according to the imprint left behind from the erased text, he momentarily recorded one pair of goals, then thought, “Wait a second. I just want to kiss girls and rule the world.”
2. Scientists long ago defined a cell as the biological structure that forms all living things. Unfortunately, one student missed that particular day in class. This kid also missed the most important detail: the tough-and-scary cellmate!
3. Okay, sure ‘Taxonomy’ may have been the answer the teacher was actually looking for, but this kid should definitely earn a few extra points for social science awareness. You have our vote for class president!
4. Sometimes, you just have to call it as you see it, and this student certainly subscribed to that theory. All those other test-takers were probably writing about leaves, petals, and cells or something. This guy? He saw a flower. What else is there to say?
5. Ghosts may not be real (depending on who you’re asking), but math very much is, and four minus one is absolutely not zero. But you have to give it up for this kid: who knew that sarcastic skeptics could be so young?
6. For this kid, parsing through his own mid-test thinking just didn’t seem like a necessary step in the learning process. He used math, duh! But you’d hate to see how he’d have answered this question if he’d just guessed.
7. Listen, there were only so many things you could do about a scraped knee back in the day. Crying was a no-go if you wanted to maintain your street cred on the playground, and snitching to a teacher was a surefire way to spend recess indoors. Clearly, this kid knew what was up.
8. While the answer this student gave on his or her math test wasn’t mathematically correct in any way, it technically wasn’t wrong. Whoever wrote the question probably would’ve benefited from a grammar test, though.
9. You have to respect this fifth-grader’s swagger. She traded a pencil for Wite-Out and just went to town. After all, you can’t fail that which never existed in the first place. Right? Checkmate, Teach.
10. Wyatt did the impossible with his answer to this test question: he created a double pun with a single image. Not only did his log have rhythm, it positively jammed on that guitar. Log jam, anyone? Looks like the teacher appreciated his work, too.
11. Right about the time kids learned about shapes and figures, parents and teachers instilled another important lesson as well: honesty is the best policy. This little boy or girl took that saying to heart, apparently.
12. Kudos to this kid. He actually bubbled in the right answer! Even better: he went the extra mile to make sure the listed answer was doubly correct and a little more, well… exact.
13. Whoa, slow down there Captain Literal! With his interpretation of the instructions, he must have flown through the rest of the test. You have to wonder if he thought it just a little bit strange that so many questions in a row had the same answer.
14. Here was another case of a student taking the directions on an assignment literally with results that’d threaten to send any teacher grading papers into gales of laughter. Frankly, this student more than demonstrated that they had their alphabet down.
15. If this were a test to root out the bullies in the classroom, then clearly the teacher gathered all the information they needed. What was really funny about this was the clearly exhausted state of mind the teacher was in when they left that note for Judy!
16. This answer inspired debates among end-of-the-year enthusiasts everywhere. Did 1895 really end in 1896? Was it technically still 1895 for, like, a second in 1896? Or did 1895 end and then 1896 start—two separate, non-overlapping events? Ah!
17. Somewhere in the spirit world, Pablo Escobar read how this kid answered this question and laughed his heart out while using dollar bills as tissues. Talk about being honest…
18. If anything, this student should have lost points for not listing the complete number of inanimate objects ectoplasm brought to life. Come on, kid, commit to the bit or just leave the darn thing blank.
19. This student might not have had the answers when it came to describing ways to brainstorm verbs, but he certainly knew a catchy tune when he heard one. Do you think he earned bonus points for his enthusiasm for movin’ it?
20. A teacher gave this student a chance to achieve an additional 80 points (80 POINTS!) on a test, so drawing a Pepe the frog meme maybe wasn’t the best choice. Is it possible to give him -80 points for this one?