I wrote this after my Nursing 100 Midterm, at the request of a fellow student:
Ode to the Most Correct Answer
When the choices are all multiple
And the answers could all B
I keep on hoping that I can fill in
Every circle that I C
But my teachers have all taught me
That there’s A most correct response
But there are three or four of these to pick
And I can only answer once.
I think that A looks the most correct
But I’d better read the rest
Because everybody always knows
It’s never the first answer on the test.
I guess it might be the second answer,
That’s correct for number 3.
But that’s the answer I gave for 2,
Is it 2. B or not 2. B?
When all else fails go with C,
It seems a like a good plan.
But this C has a lot of words like
“if” and “but” and “than”
D gives me all of the above,
But wait, there’s answer E
Is it really C and B and A
Or only A and B?
I take a breath and fill in the blank
With my HB number 2
I sigh and roll my eyes when I see
I still have forty-five questions left to do.
I long for fill in the blanks,
Short answer or hell an essay
At least you can always get part marks
And BS half the way.
But in multiple choice you’re either wrong or right
And when you’re partly right you’re wrong.
So I’m going back to study some more
Because I’ve been procrastinating too long.