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    1. Why do we forget our book when taking an open-book exam? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why do you have to work like a slave to get a Master's degree? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do vital term papers move from where you left them to where you can't find them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. If you take an IQ test could the results ever come back negative? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. On a school quiz that asks for your opinion how is it possible to get an 'F'? (Contributed by Gallagher)
    6. Is there such a thing as a trick answer? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    7. In exams why does it say 'Write in your own words'? Surely you can't just go and make up your own words? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. Why are the good answers always the ones you think of later? (Contributed by Sam Ewing)
    9. How come when looking for something really important like your math homework due the next day you can never find it? And why do you always come across it three days later when you are looking for something else? (Contributed by Dale F.)
    10. Don't we all know all the answers just as long as they ask the right questions? (Contributed by J.J.)
    11. Does being right half the time beat being half-right all the time? (Contributed by Mrs. J.)
    12. Isn't the only angle from which to approach a problem the try-angle? (Contributed by J. Olson)
    13. Why is it we feel dumb when we don't know the answer and totally stupid when we see it? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    14. Isn't it frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions? (Contributed by Kay Bradley)
    15. Why is it that when you're taking an open-book test the teacher automatically fails you if he catches you copying your classmate's answer? Aren't you both supposed to have the same answer? (Contributed by Juneisy)
    16. If getting punished for something you did not do is wrong then how come I get in trouble when I don't do my homework? (Contributed by Ben Anderson)
    17. If you were taking a metaphysics exam would it be cheating if you looked into the soul of the person next to you? (Contributed by Bill Becwar)
    18. Why do you take a test with a No. 2 pencil? Would you get marked down if you used a No. 7 instead? Is No. 2 a monopoly? Should the Federal government investigate? Could this be pencilgate? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    19. Why is it that when someone asks if you have any questions, you can never think of any until the opportunity to have them answered has passed? (Contributed by Kristin)
    20. If someone took a blood test and found out theirs was type B-, if they studied really hard, could they move it up to type A? (Contributed by Aaron Packnick)
    21. Why do we know all the answers at 17, but don't understand the questions until we're 40? (Contributed by Jack Craig)
    22. Aren't intelligence tests biased towards the literate? (Contributed by Merv)
    23. Why is it when you talk to students before an exam, several of them will be saying 'I am going to fail'? If they really believed that, wouldn't they just stay home because they're going to fail anyway? And if they don't really believe it why are they saying it? (Contributed by Laurel)
    24. Do any college students actually study before finals week? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    25. Has anyone else not taken an IQ test for fear of learning that you really aren't as smart as you think you are? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    26. How is it that teenagers can memorize 30 phone numbers, but can't remember last night's assignment? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    27. How come every test you study for is easy, yet all the tests you don't study for are difficult? (Contributed by Liz)
    28. Isn't it the question that gives the solution, not the answer? (Contributed by Selwyn Lager)
    29. When you are allowed to use a note card on a test, why do you always lose them before the day of the test? (Contributed by Valerie)
    30. Why do teachers give you a review and then on test day, nothing on the review is on the test? (Contributed by Valerie)
    31. How come the most important piece of information is always the part you forget first? (Contributed by Richard)
    32. Suppose that, on a whim, you had the entire history of the world tattooed on your forearm, and a year later you had to take a world history exam. Would it still be considered cheating? (Contributed by Richard)
    33. If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? (Contributed by Jan)
    34. Do home schoolers have to go somewhere else to do their homework? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    35. Why is it that when you have a really big math test and your teacher lets you write out a cheat sheet, you always forget it? And when you do remember, why is it that you always seem to write the wrong things? (Contributed by Betsy F.)
    36. For every problem there's a simple solution, right? So how come it's usually wrong? (Contributed by Thom)
    37. Can a teacher give a homeless student homework? (Contributed by Anon)
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