When it comes to exams, both parents and kids alike feel the stress. Hours spent revising, practising answers to questions and hundreds of sticky notes dotted around the house are all common. However sometimes, no matter how much revising and preparation our children do, there are some questions they will never know the answer to. And for some children, that provides them with a fabulous opportunity to let their creative juices flow. Here are just some of the best creative answers to exam questions that we’ve come across.

Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?

At the bottom. Well technically he is correct!

What do you think is the best solution to overpopulation? Support your argument with examples.

The Hunger Games. We’re sure Katniss Everdeen would disagree.

There are 300 students in Year 10. Mary and Mark want to find out Year 10’s favourite colour.

Mary asks 30 people.

Mark asks 150 people.

Mark says ‘My conclusions are more likely to be reliable than Mary’s.’

Why does Mark think he’s right

Because Mark is a man. That’s one way of looking at it.

Write two hundred thousand in figures.

Two hundred thousand in figures. Intelligent.

Give a brief explanation of the meaning of the term ‘hard water’.

Ice. Almost there.

The first cells were probably…?

Lonely. They probably were, yes.

Why are there rings on Saturn?

Because God liked it so he put a ring on it. Hands up if you’re now singing along!

If you threw a red stone into a Blue Sea, what will it become?

Simply, a wet stone. That’s what we were thinking too.

To change centimetres to metres, you…?

Take out ‘centi’. A+ for creativity.

Imagine that you lived at the same time as Abraham Lincoln. What would you say to him or ask him?

I’d tell him not to go to a play ever. We’d all do the same, kid.

Write an example of risk.

This. We hope he got full marks for this one.

What is the strongest force on earth?

Love. AHH!

We’re sure you’ll agree, the above show imagination, creativity and a sense of cockiness too – none of which are bad traits per se.

Have you come across any funny answers to academic questions? Which is your favourite? Let us know!