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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The animals ate the pineapple because they were afraid it was going to spill the beans!
>>>....”And, was it a boy or girl pineapple?<<<<
Nowadays it’s hard to tell.
In the first version of the story, the hare is obviously the wisest because he wins a ninja and a lifetime’s supply of toothpaste and all he has to do is beat an immobile pineapple.
And the animals ate the pineapple because they were waiting around for two hours when the pineapple could have simply forfeited. So they were hungry. Plus, Pineapples are for eating.
In the second version of the story, the hare is still the wisest because he still wins the race and even the owl who’s finally turned up doesn’t display wisdom so much as a keen sense of observation. And all the other animals think the pineapple is trying to trick them and they end up tricking themselves. Which is the opposite of wise. It is foolish.
And the animals eat the pineapple for the same reason I gave in the first version.
The long sobs of the violins of autumn wound my heart with a monotonous langour.
you know, Duke, I had one of those once, but the wheels fell off.
It was right after my beeper got totally stuned. Might there be a connection, or was it the shower I took?
Apparently, the only thing public schools do well these days is teach the anklebiters to sing adoring songs about Øbama.
the chair is against the wall
“Kids, this is what happens when you graduate from an Ivy League school with an advanced degree in “Writing” and six figures in loan debt.”
I love Daniel Pinkwater’s books. I highly recommend “Young Adult.”
A moose ate me sister?
Races,winning & losing all are elections. The animals represent countries. The pineapple represents third world/socialist countries. There is no need for elections. These countries are already ahead of the rest of the world because the pineapple is in front of the finish line. I think Castro wrote this mess.
I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.
Do you mean “Put the lime in the coconut”?
Why yes, I am hoping for a senior position in the second 0bama administration. Why do you ask?
1. Why did the animals eat the pineapple?
a. they were annoyed
They should have eaten crow, who hoodwinked them into betting heavily on the pineapple (who was in on the scam), but he literally took off with the winnings and w/o his fruity confederate. So they took it out on the poor pineapple...
2. Who is the wisest?
Owls are naturally wise anyway, and this one (not mentioned) lost no money, wasted no time, did not become a marked bird, did not get eaten and probably just stayed home & slept.
Where will the Havanese fit in the second Obama administration?
If you cannot answer this, you are doomed to forever inhabit a FEMA camp!
Here’s the biggest whopper of the whole article:
..”But it has nothing to do with me. I cashed the check they sent me after about 8 months, and took my wife out to lunch at a cheap restaurant. I believe, she ordered eggplant.”
There is no such thing as cheap eggplant, at home OR in a restaurant.
- Rev Al.
Lime. But I guess wine works to, hell better!!!