From BBC: Here are some examples taken from examining bodies offering the GCSE science paper (examination taken by English schoolchildren by age of 16).
[Do not be confused: listed under A) - D) are actual options in multiple choice examinationas set by the examination bodies, not a selection of especially funny answers from failing students! ]
GCSE Science (Edexcel, 2006) Our moon seems to disappear during an eclipse. Some people say this is because an old lady covers the moon with her cloak. She does this so that thieves cannot steal the shiny coins on the surface. Which of these would help scientists to prove or disprove this idea?
A) Collect evidence from people who believe the lady sees the thieves
B) Shout to the lady that the thieves are coming
C) Send a probe to the moon to search for coins
D) Look for fingerprints
GCSE Science (Edexcel, 2006) Many people observe the stars using
A) A telescope B) A microscope C) An X-Ray tube D) A synthesiser
GCSE Biology (AQA 2008) When we sweat water leaves the body through…
A) Kidneys B) Liver C) Lungs D) Skin
Higher paper in science GCSE, Edexcel At the astronomical club Alec and Louise discuss the possibility of intelligent life existing on other planets.
Which of the following statements supports the possibility of existence of intelligent life in our galaxy?
A) The galaxy is expanding very quickly
B) The earth is over four billion years old
C) The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence has spent millions of hours analysing signals from space
D) There are so many stars in the galaxy