Passing the Test

I don't miss college. Or taking tests for professional certifications. Or anything related to school at all.

I come from a family of teachers. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings and my mom - all have taught and served the children. And I believe that the children are our future.

Unlike Tyler Tarver, I would make a horrible teacher. I have no patience, and even less knowledge.

So I thought it would be fun to give a test here on the blog to my many fine reader, singular. No cheating, Mom.

1.  When I plug a brand new KVM switch in and the video works, but not the keyboard and mouse, I:

a.  control the screen w/ my mind.
b.  find an old joystick to see if that'll work.
c.  ask a geek.
d.  cry.

2.  The square toot of 81 is 9, but Martha is 4 years younger than her oldest child on her paternal mother's side and the train hasn't left yet. What is the lowest common denominator?

a.  False.
b.  Not false.
c.  Calculator!

3.  If all was Quiet on the Western Front, why did Johnny need a gun? Please explain.


a. Wrong.

Would you make a good teacher?



Rob said...

It depends on the subject. I think I could teach in college.

Russ said...

1) b
2) Square toot? Is that like the Gas-X commercial where the lady's son Rip is on line toot?
3) I never learned to read.

I teach grown-ups who have gone back to college, and a lot of teaching simply has to do with who's present. I have some classes where people come eager to learn and improve. Other classes have people who believe they should get a diploma just because they are paying for it.

I try to encourage both groups equally, but at the same time, we're not a diploma mill, and there seems to be a mindset of that out there.

Sgt. Wolverine said...

These are trick questions. The answer to each one is "Ask a geek."

Some Guy said...

The answer is always C.

Some Guy said...

Bah! Sarge beat me by 2 minutes.

Sgt. Wolverine said...

Obviously I'm slightly better than you are at Not Working At Work, Some Guy.

Some Guy said...

I was on my lunch break.

Ricky Anderson said...

I hate that I haven't been able to join in on these comments until so late at night since I don't have Internet access until we get back to the apartment after work. You guys are funnier than me. I think I'll just let you lot run the blog.

I'll be back to my normal blogging/tweeting/commenting/emailing schedule next week when I'm finally back in town.

Knox McCoy said...


Ricky Anderson said...

I know, I lied. Sorry.