Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Castro By Any Other Name...

Before every unit I give a pretest.

This week, as part of the pretest, I put a picture this of Fidel Castro up and asked, "Who is this?"

In one class, two guys in the front blurted the answer out (in a "duh" tone; I think they thought I was really wondering who was in the picture!), so that class found out the answer quickly.

Out of my other two classes, about 50% correctly identified the man in the picture as Fidel Castro (not all spelled it the same way -  there were a few "Kastro" and some "Feedels"  and a "Phedel"  that I decided to count as sorta correct).

  • 23 students thought the image was Osama bin Laden 
  • 6 thought the man in the picture was Saddam Hussein
  • Stalin(3)
  • Tom Cruise (2)
  • Liam Neeson (2)
  • George W. Bush (2)
  • Lincoln, LOL
  • Middle Eastern Terroriots
  • Theodore Roosevelt 
  • Kumar from “White Castle” 
  • Che
  • Jimmy Frimmel
  • Hitler’s cousin Jimmy
  • Ben Linden
  • John Cock
  • John Cain
  • Jeff Clain
  • Jeff Swindell
  • Whodumwhosum
  • A smoky guy
  • Jose Cuba
  • Coy Moses
  • My Dad
  • Chiba
  • Rafiki
  • Casa Blanca