Talking Pineapple State Assessment

The state assessments often ask goofy absurd questions but this one from New York may take the cake - or at least the pineapple upside down cake of logic (wow that is a worse joke after typing it). As the article explains "Students across the state are still scratching their heads over an absurd test question about a talking pineapple." The article provides more detail on the question; "In the story, an apparent take-off on Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare, a talking pineapple challenges a hare to a race. The other animals wager on the immobile pineapple winning — and ponder whether it’s tricking them.
When the pineapple fails to move at all and the rabbit wins, the animals dine on the pineapple.
Students were asked two perplexing questions: why did the animals eat the talking fruit, and which animal was wisest?" I recommend reading the article and trying to answer these questions yourself.

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