The final exam

September 12th, 2008 | Categories: walking randomly | Tags:

This morning I received the following in my email and it made me smile. It’s almost certainly apocryphal but that doesn’t make it any less amusing.

At an American university, there were four sophomores taking chemistry and all of them had an ‘A’ so far.
These four friends were so confident that, the weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends and have a big party. They had a great time but, after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn’t make it back to the university until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided that after the final, they would explain to their professor why they missed it. They said that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tyre. As a result, they missed the final. The professor agreed they could make up the final the next day. The guys were excited and relieved.

They studied that night for the exam.

The next day the professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test booklet. They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points. Cool, they thought! Each one in separate rooms, thinking this was going to be easy. …
Then they turned the page. On the second page was written….
For 95 points: Which tyre?

  1. September 12th, 2008 at 15:53
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    So Amusing! :)

    BTW: what does “apophrycal” mean?

  2. admin
    September 12th, 2008 at 17:08
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    Hi Cun

    Sorry about that – It should have been “apocryphal.” I’ve corrected this now.