Sunday, March 3, 2013

A multiple-choice question

If education must be reduced to standardized tests, we should ask John Ashbery to write the questions:

John Ashbery, from 100 Multiple-Choice Questions (New York and Boston: Adventures in Poetry, 2001).

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comments: 2

Elaine said...

I am wondering if he selected the multiple choice answers from student responses to the prompt (initial part of the test item.)

That's how bad the choices seemed.

Michael Leddy said...

They do sound like bad answers, but I think that they (and the questions) are all from Ashbery’s marvelous and demotic imagination.