Today the New York Times has a story about the New York state third grade reading assessment quiz. The story asserts that most children and many adults had difficulty answering quiz questions about a particular reading passage. You can read the passage and take the original quiz questions here. Then check out my questions below, and see whose questions you think are more relevant to our world today (hint: mine):
Question 1: Niel is probably sorry he didn’t just use the two rocks to smash that smartass snake into little bits when he first had the chance, huh?
Question 2: I mean, what the fuck, a snake—am I right?
Question 3: Do you think Niel talks to snakes and is generally just such a big loon because his childhood insecurity over not knowing how to spell his own name correctly has blossomed in his adulthood into full blown mental illness, or what?
Question 4: Would you agree that the milkman would not be unjustified in filing an infringement of trade lawsuit against that buttinsky loudmouth cat, or are you some kind of know-it-all douchebag?
Question 5: Niel’s wife threatens to leave him and go back to her parents, even though Niel knows full well that his wife is still totally pissed at her mom over that “harmless little joke” about Niel’s wife marrying a man who doesn’t even know how to spell his own name, so who the fuck exactly does Niel’s wife think she is dealing with here, an idiot?
Question 6: What the fuck is the point of this bullshit story?