(Closed) Can You Answer This Question from an Eighth-Grade Reading Exam?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Why did they eat the pineapple? And who was the wisest?
    a. they were annoyed : (33 votes)
    13 %
    b. they were amused : (1 votes)
    0 %
    c. they were hungry : (56 votes)
    22 %
    d. they wanted to : (41 votes)
    16 %
    a. the hare : (38 votes)
    15 %
    b. moose : (43 votes)
    17 %
    c. crow : (19 votes)
    7 %
    d. owl : (23 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    1811 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @EffieTrinket:  This is pure craziness, but I’ll play!  If I had to answer I would say 1. C-Because they were hungry, because they had been sitting there for a few hours while the hare was running around racing an immobile, yet still magical pineapple. For question 2, I would answer D the owl, because other than being known for being very wise, he was the only one smart enough to stay out of these shenanigans!

    Post # 4
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    What in the …..

    Uummm – I guess I’d answer C. they were hungry (why else would you eat?) and D. the owl (because all of the other 3 options were not very wise).

    ETA: I’m guessing the second one is actually A. the hare since we don’t actually meet the owl in the passage.  But I don’t think the hare was very wise.

    Post # 5
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    It is times like this when I am embarrassed to say that I live in NYS.

    Post # 7
    3720 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    This was passed around my office (I work for a part of the US Dept of Ed that deals with assessments). This is not what we would call best practices by any means 😉

    Post # 9
    4054 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Um, say what?  That doesnt even make sense… but I guess that’s the point.

    Post # 10
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Uhhh, wha… ? After spending a good 5 minutes reading and rereading this [yeah, it’s one of those days at work 🙂 ], my guesses are:

    1) d. they wanted to – Why would they eat it if they didn’t want to?

    2) b. moose – Due to his “Pineapples don’t have sleeves.” comment.

    Were that actually answers published?

    Post # 11
    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    1. A 2. B

    That’s very random. They say if you don’t know the answer to choose either A or B, and they seem to fit well enough in this situation.

    Post # 12
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I would say # 1 is D, just cause they wanted to. And I’m going to be that person and say #2 is none of them, even though its not an option 🙂  Because the hare wasn’t wise to use a bunch of energy and run (should of walked) to race the pineapple that can’t move. The moose was not wise for taking the comment literally. The Crow was not wise for suggesting the pineapple could even win. And the owl can’t be the wisest, because he wasn’t present.   

    Did they post the right answer?

    Post # 13
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    wanted to, and owl. Just because all those reasons would make them want to eat it? And owls are always wise?

    That’s awful.


    Post # 14
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I say they ate the pineapple out of spite b/c he made them look dumb for cheering for an object that couldn’t run.  And I *do* think the hare was wise…. he raced a feeble oponent and won a ninja.  cool prize.

    Post # 15
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Post # 16
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Is there an answer key to this?

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