Let's take a pop quiz!

@megamatt (14333)
United States
June 23, 2010 9:18am CST
Is there a phrase that teachers use that cause more dread in students that this one? Well maybe something involving a detention or some sort of punishment, but this is pretty up there. You know the teacher suspects that most of the class really did not read the assignment when one of those things are pulled out. Even if you did, teachers tended to pick some rather obscure things to quiz you on. Did you cringe when the teacher said it was time to take a pop quiz?
5 responses
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
I was lucky enough not to experience pop quizzes. All my quizzes were announced. There were quizzes that were announced on the same day, but the teacher/professor lectured first. The phrase that made me cringe was "right minus wrong". That really sent shivers down my spine
@lilBro (67)
• Israel
24 Jun 10
I also had the pleasure of never having a pop-quiz.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
24 Jun 10
Lucky people, indeed. I guess its really not that bad if you actually prepared for them. Still, I congratulate you on never really having pop quizzes. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
23 Jun 10
No student ever wants to hear about a pop quiz. Your brain just goes into denial. I think some students would rather have the punishment and detention. Teachers always think they will catch you being unprepared. Whenever I heard of a pop quiz, I wanted to hide under my desk.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
23 Jun 10
I am pretty sure that you are not alone in this case. In fact, the only times pop quizzes came up, was when it was evident that no one really read the chapter in the book that was assigned. It was almost like the teachers had some sort of monitoring system. Which while disturbing, would tend to explain a lot. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 10
Guys, remember that the teacher can never give a test because he assigned the class to read a chapter or so. It is the right of the class to learn from the teacher first. A teacher gives tests to see if there is mastery of the lesson he taught. If the result showed poor marks, the teacher is required to re-teach.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
24 Jun 10
That's really terrible! My ideal semester has only one exam, that's the final exam. I really hate quiz again and again. Fortunately most lesson in my university is like that. But there were still several teacher liked taking quiz, they spoiled our whole semester. As for middle school, you should have heard what does Chinese middle school like. We had quizzes everyday, so we got numb with them. Since the grade would not influence us, our future only depended on the National College Entrance Exam, we didn't care what's the quiz result.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
24 Jun 10
Yes, after a while if something is done for a while, then its something that you expect. Which makes not getting a quiz in this case the real surprise. I don't think I have had a teacher use them to that extent but perhaps I am forgetting something. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@juicekodai (1123)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
yeah... i hate it when i hear that phrase... i have this instructor in college who loves giving us pop quiz.. everytime, she would say we are going to have a pop quiz, it makes me want to go out of the room.. hahaha most of us are not prepared that we dont even have paper... lol most of of the questions asked are out of this world and some are trivias... most of the time, nobody would pass the quiz... but i guess its not really recorded...
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
24 Jun 10
Not having paper, that's pretty much the worse. I always had paper, but I was over prepared a lot of the time. Still, people always freaked out, because they did not have paper and then the people next to them did not have paper. That's always the worst. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@eileenleyva (9371)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
By pop quiz, do you mean surprise test? What I know is that teachers could give such tests just to find out if the students prepared for the lessons. But surprise tests couldn't be recorded for the computation of grades. Teachers are required to teach first before giving exams that will show how much the students understood the subject matter.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
23 Jun 10
Pretty much, yes. I have no idea whether they were recorded or not. They could have been because technically the teachers did assign the material and talk about it, but whether or not we paid attention was another matter entirely. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
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