Funny Questions Students  Have Heard in the Classroom

College Students

Professors often tell their students that “There’s no such thing as a stupid question” and will mean it. However, some questions are cringeworthy to faculty and students alike.

Students come from all walks of life and backgrounds, with varying knowledge, experience, and understanding gaps.

While it may seem silly, some students may not understand exam policies. It is essential to read and follow the instructions given by professors to avoid any misunderstandings during exams.

“Can I Use My Textbook During the Exam?”

This question was asked in an English class, highlighting the importance of reading and understanding the directions given by professors. Biographies are written by someone else about a person’s life, while the person writes autobiographies.

“What’s the Difference Between a Biography and an Autobiography?”

This question was asked in a chemistry class, and it shows that some students may not understand the difference between astronomical bodies and chemical elements. The periodic table is a chart that lists all the known chemical elements, while the sun is a star in our solar system.

“If the Sun Is a Star, Why Is It Not on the Periodic Table?”

While it is understandable that some students may experience unexpected hardships, such as the loss of a pet, it is not always appropriate to use this as an excuse for turning in late work.

“Can I Turn In My Paper Late Because My Cat Died?”

While it may seem like some academic topics do not apply to real life, it is essential to remember that learning new things helps to develop critical thinking skills and expand one’s knowledge base.

“Do We Really Need to Learn This? When Will I Ever Use This in Real Life?”

While many people assume that tomatoes are vegetables, they are, in fact, fruits. This example shows that even simple questions can sometimes catch people off guard.

“Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable?”

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