Learning to Take Tests is Tricky Business

Six year old Chung-Mo was taking a reading comprehension test.  The instructions were to read all the sentences and mark the absurd sentence or the one that “couldn’t happen.”

He read:

1.  Marie and her friend took good care of her goldfish.

2.  They worked together to feed it and keep its water clean.

3.  “We have fun together,” Marie told her friend.

4.  “I wish I had a friend,” said the goldfish to himself.

Marking number four, he mumbled, “This couldn’t be true!  He already has a friend!”