19 Hilarious Homework Answers That Deserve an A for Creativity

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Homework can be tedious, but sometimes, students surprise us with ingenious answers that leave us laughing out loud. From witty comebacks to unexpected interpretations, here are 19 homework answers showcasing the power of creativity in the classroom.

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If you have 10 apples and you give away 5, how many do you have left?

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Answer: “10 apples and no friends.”
How do you like them apples?

Explain Newton’s third law of motion.

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Answer: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite overreaction.”
Every student knows this reaction when they go home with a bad report card.

What is the capital of France?

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Answer: “F.”
When you don’t know the correct answer, you write the technically right answer. 

Define photosynthesis.

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Answer: “Photo (selfie) synthesis (adding filters).”
The question didn’t specify that photosynthesis in plants had to be defined, right?

Write a sentence using the word ‘contagious’.

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Answer: “Unfortunately, my laughter is contagious.”
This is a great answer. Why should we only write about contagious diseases?

Solve for x: 2x + 5 = 15.

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Answer: “Sorry, I don’t solve for exes, I create them.”
This student is very self-aware—full marks for self-awareness, zero for math ability.

What are the three branches of the US government?

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Answer: “Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+.”
Ah, the three modern branches that civic studies needed an update on!

Discuss the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Answer: “It was a big battle.”
This answer is full of brevity and bravery.

Name three types of clouds.

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Answer: “Fluffy, puffy, and rainy.”
This student is aiming for a career as a kindergarten teacher.

What is the Pythagorean theorem?

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Answer: “A² + B² = C², but why?”
As Michael Scott from The Office said, “The turntables.”

Explain the water cycle.

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Answer: “Water gets evicted from the ocean, moves into the sky, and then rains like it’s making up for lost time.”
The answer reflects the empathy the student feels for water.

Define democracy.

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Answer: “Democracy is when you can choose your own homework.”
Move over, backhanded compliment. It’s time for a backhanded answer.

What is the capital of Australia?

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Answer: “A.”
This student copied from the one who wrote the answer to the capital of France.

Describe the process of cellular respiration.

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Answer: “Cell phones breathing.”
Biology and telecommunications do have a lot of overlap. You can’t blame the student for this.

What is the function of mitochondria?

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Answer: “They’re the powerhouses of the cell, but they never pay the electric bill.”
When you know the correct answer but have to also showcase your stand-up comedy skills.

Who wrote ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’?

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Answer: “Harper Lee, but the real question is, who killed the mockingbird?”
Clearly, this student only read the title of the book.

What is the significance of the Magna Carta?

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Answer: “It’s like the old-timey version of ‘I have read and agree to the terms and conditions’.”
This is the best analogy for one of the most critical agreements in history.

Discuss the causes of the American Civil War.

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Answer: “Someone forgot to share the crayons.”
At least they didn’t write about the Marvel comic series.

Name the three primary colors.

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Answer: “Red, blue, and emergency.”
This student has spent a lot of time in the backs of ambulances.

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