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The Five ... Best geography exam howlers

Q. Explain the meaning of the term "pastoral farming"

A. It's a farm run by vicars

Q. What scale do seismologists use to measure the force of earthquakes?

A. A very strong one, not made of glass

Q. Explain the word "migration"

A. A bad headache

Q. Define the term "shanty town"

A. It's a place where people like their beer with lemonade in it

Q. Name the smaller rivers that run into the Nile.

A. The Juveniles

Excerpts from "F in exams" published by Summersdale. www.summersdale.com

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