Best "throw away" exam question ever. - page 2

So today I had my Pharmacology final at 0800. The final question on my exam was as follows: The "heart" is often considered the center of emotions. Which of the following movies tugged at your... Read More

  1. by   veronica123
    Our very last question on the final was this----

    What is the emotion you are feeling as you answer the final question of the semester?-

    A. Excitement
    B. Joy
    C. Thrill
    D. All of the Above

    I thought it was cute...made me smile.

    P. S. I put D. :spin:
  2. by   KungFuFtr
    Quote from dolcebellaluna
    So today I had my Pharmacology final at 0800. The final question on my exam was as follows:

    The "heart" is often considered the center of emotions. Which of the following movies tugged at your heartstrings the most?
    A.) King Kong
    B.) When Harry Met Sally
    C.) You've Got Mail
    D.) Gone With the Wind
    E.) Fill in your own answer

    It was fitting because our exam covered Cardiac, Diuretic, and Endocrine drugs and made me leave the exam feeling a little more relieved. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I know it wouldn't be fair for professors to give us all the answers, but I think it's kinda sweet.

    My answer, for the record, was "March of the Penguins".
    I would have put down
    E.) "Nasty Nurses" (you asked)
  3. by   GratefulHeart
    Quote from Daytonite
    What a cool instructor! My answer would have been Steel Magnolias.
    Me too!!!
  4. by   Carebear77
    My instructor likes to use celebrity names in her questions. Example: L. Lohan is in the hospital for drug overdose. What nursing dx would best describe her condition.

    Or another one she used Dr. Mcdreamy suffers from prostate problems and has problems urinating, how would you dx the patient (or something to that affect)
    gets me laughing all the time and makes my test anxiety go away :lol:
  5. by   SoulShine75
    Here's one we had for psych:

    How do you know when a pt is finished grieving for her husband?
    a) she cries herself to bed every evening

    b) she is set up on a blind date and reluctantly agrees to go

    c) she puts all his things away in a chest

    d) she leaves his things laying around the house just where he left them

    I chose c because she puts them away....it was wrong...the answer was B....?

    Instructors rationale: The chest was in her bedroom so she really isn't moving on. Whatever...it never said anything about that! It was thrown out luckily.
  6. by   nurz2be
    Our instructors have DRILLED into our heads from day one, "Read each test question FIRST before you do anything. When you have read each one begin." It took me a few tests to really start practicing this and a few more to realize WHY they were saying to do that. Anyways, our last test went like this. Oh let me say we have to do our tests in black ink.

    Name: Date:


    Then proceeded with 50 normal test questions.

    The kicker came with question 51 which was on the last page all by itself.

    51. If you have done as instructed from the beginning of classes and there is no ink mark on this paper aside from your name and the date. Return this to Ms. "so and so" and you receive an automatic 100. If you are reading this and there are ink marks on the paper other than name and date. Good luck.



    I was READY TO sing.......

    What was funny is about 5-6 of the 24 in my class actually followed this through as we were supposed to. The other students were giving us REALLY strange looks as to how we got done so fast.

    Needless to say, the rest of us were SUPER stoked. I am glad our instructors let the axe down easy this time.... LOL
  7. by   maybe1day
    We had a throw away on our final, too! I thought is was cute:

    The last question had a picture of Santa Claus and read:

    He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake.
    a) Instructor
    b) Instructor
    c) Instructor
    d) Santa Claus

    Of course the right answer was d, but they said they would have given credit no matter which one we chose.

    Merry Christmas!!
  8. by   justme1972
    We had one on our exam where we had to correctly state the name of the nursing program (it's long).
  9. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from nurz2be
    Our instructors have DRILLED into our heads from day one, "Read each test question FIRST before you do anything. When you have read each one begin." It took me a few tests to really start practicing this and a few more to realize WHY they were saying to do that. Anyways, our last test went like this. Oh let me say we have to do our tests in black ink.

    Name: Date:


    Then proceeded with 50 normal test questions.

    The kicker came with question 51 which was on the last page all by itself.

    51. If you have done as instructed from the beginning of classes and there is no ink mark on this paper aside from your name and the date. Return this to Ms. "so and so" and you receive an automatic 100. If you are reading this and there are ink marks on the paper other than name and date. Good luck.



    I was READY TO sing.......

    What was funny is about 5-6 of the 24 in my class actually followed this through as we were supposed to. The other students were giving us REALLY strange looks as to how we got done so fast.

    Needless to say, the rest of us were SUPER stoked. I am glad our instructors let the axe down easy this time.... LOL
    That's to funny, only we do all our tests on the computer, just like NCLEX will be.
  10. by   Jilaweez
    Quote from Daytonite
    What a cool instructor! My answer would have been Steel Magnolias.

    Me too!!! I love the fact that it makes you laugh and cry all at the same time. I also love the Notebook.
  11. by   GeauxNursing
    we had one in fundamentals:

    "Student nurses are happy for the following reason:
    A. This is the last time they will take one of instructor's exams.
    B. This day completes lectures for Fundamentals.
    C. Soon they will be sophomores!
    d. They will soon be free of said instructor."

    lol!
  12. by   rph3664
    When I was in pharmacy school and we had quizzes with dispensing lab, one of the TAs often put a bonus question in there that had nothing to do with pharmacy.

    One time, it was "Spell the other TA's last name correctly." She was Thai and her last name was about 15 letters long.

    But here's one that was kind of scary. Out of over 80 people in the class, I was the ONLY person who got it right.

    "Which document does this come from: 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need'?"

    a. The Constitution
    b. The Bill of Rights
    c. The Communist Manifesto

    The answer is C.
  13. by   nurz2be
    I definitely would not have known anything about a communist manifesto. As for the other documents, being so lengthy, I would not know the origin of that phrase as it is not specifically "communist" in nature. I am not sure why you say that is scary those students did not know the answer. To each his own.

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