Skip to comments.The Pineapple And The Hare: Can You Answer Two Bizarre State Exam Questions?
Posted on 04/26/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT by jacquej
A story and two questions on the New York state English exam taken by eighth-graders this week has stumped many including Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings.
The story titled The Pineapple and the Hare was included in a New York Daily News story about the consternation the questions have caused.
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here are my answers. the pineapple companies took over the hawaian government and forced them to sign with the united states. thus the test is culturally insensitive. the other character is a hare. hares have big ears. omoron has big ears. this is an attempt to insult the president
Good catch. The form of the sentence looks like it implies the object form of the pronoun, but what was forgotten is the implied “can.”
Well, if you get “senile”, at least they won’t be scared!
I don’t know but the brown dog barks at midnight and the chair is still against the wall.
Is that the guitar tab for “You Put The Wine In The Coconut”?
(never mind..it was a pineapple, I flunked.)
Phil DeFranco has his take on it this.
(starts at 0:55)
Another link to the same story.
6) A - switching between convo of Hare/Pineapple and the convo of the animals in the forest observing the H/P convo
7) C - The hare made an honest effort to win by running for two hours. The fruit was dishonest with everyone and so was eliminated from the group.
8) D - an owl is always the wisest animal
9) A and D - the moose and the crow suspected tricks but wanted to be in good with the dude with “special powers”
10) D - The hare would still have run and the moose and crow would be happy they had made a decision to support the hare based on logic.
11) C - no explanation required
Did I pass? ;)
It doesn’t look that hard. 6B, 7C, 8?, 9A, 10D, 11C.
8 — which animal spoke the wisest words?
“You aren’t even an animal! You’re a tropical fruit!” the hare said.
“Pineapples don’t have sleeves” an owl said.
“Romney probably expects us to root for Obama then look like fools when it loses,” said a crow.
All of those are pretty wise sayings. Maybe it’s the owl since that’s the moral of the story. The hare’s words are essentially the same but said less diplomatically.
Chinese educators are laughin’ their flat butts off right now!
What language am you spoken?
The questions aren’t hard and the answers are available in the multiple choices. It is about the dumbest g*****n story I’ve ever read.
I can’t even set aside my sheer disbelief long enough to create a wise a$$ answer (although, limitless they would be). What can be said other than whiskey....tango....foxtrot?
“um hi”, this story is so badly written it must have been penned by a five year old.
Why would an English speaking hare be enticed to run a race just to win a ninja and a lifetime supply of toothpaste? Carrots, yes. Toothpaste? no.
oh, and the pineapple won fair and square. He was at the finish line before the hare was.
The pineapple was eaten because it was defenseless.
The pineapple was the wisest. He won without moving.
If the pineapple had been armed, he would have had a freezer full of wild game.
Yes, but he got eaten, therefore making him foolish. And, was it a boy or girl pineapple?
Heres the “story”...
In the story, a take-off on Aesops fable about the tortoise and the hare, a talking pineapple challenges a hare to a race. The other animals wager on the immobile pineapple winning and ponder whether its tricking them.
When the pineapple fails to move and the rabbit wins, the animals dine on the pineapple.
Students were asked two perplexing questions: why did the animals eat the talking fruit, and which animal was wisest?
The pineapple is really Manuel Noriega, and he didn’t run because he’s stuck in US Federal Prison.