How many steps does the Eiffel Tower have? Turkish teachers grapple with tough questions
ISTANBULTeacher candidates in Turkey should memorize Wikipedia and work their brains like Google in order to guarantee promotion by the state, according to a recent report in the Turkish media.
“We were shocked when we heard the questions asked to some teachers who entered the oral exam for promotion,” daily Bugün quoted Aktif teachers’ union chair Osman Bahçe as saying on June 29.
Bahçe said they had filed a complaint against the National Education Directorate, claiming that it was intentionally asking very difficult, left-field questions to any teacher who “does not support the government” but answered all the previous questions correctly.
“When the candidate answers these questions incorrectly, they are simply eliminated,” he was quoted as saying.
Here are five example tough questions that were reportedly asked to teachers nominated for promotion:
Answer: 2.7 g.
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Answer: 450 g.
Answer: Aspirin's active ingredient is acetylsalicylic acid