Why did the infamous 1605 Gunpowder Plot fail? Someone forgot to bring the matches.
You'd be forgiven for thinking these were one-liners from a comedy act - but in fact, they're genuine exam answers!
Richard Benson has compiled the funniest replies to exam questions in his new book, F in School. Here are just a few of our favourites!
When Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne, what was the first thing she did? Sat down.
Deserts can be hot or cold. Name a hot desert and a cold desert. Hot desert - apple crumble with custard. Cold desert - jelly and ice cream.
Name an expanse of salty water that's smaller than an ocean. A tear.
Write the longest sentence you can, using appropriate punctuation. 50 years to life.
How do you identify athlete's foot? It's on the end of athlete's leg.
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