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An indictment of whom?

I once saw this cartoon on the cover page of a multiple choice exam that was littered with questions that could have been aced by Google.

Unless the authors of the test simply did not understand Bill Watterson’s message, or Calvin’s for that matter, I’m not sure why this cartoon would be placed on the cover of the exam.

In the context of this exam, I think the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon below would have been more appropriate.


About joebower

I believe students should experience success and failure not as reward and punishment but as information.


One thought on “An indictment of whom?

  1. I love the “1620” question, which reflects a “when”. Multiple-guess tests are not designed for “thinking” as the factoids claimed to be “the right answers” fail to address the important matters such as what was going on at the time, who was involved, why they were involved and where they came. Calvin would learn more by jumping into his transmogrifier than answering the test question…

    Posted by Brent Snavely | September 16, 2011, 8:45 am

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