The teacher asked, 'Johnson, what's your problem?'
Johnson answered, 'I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade
and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should?be in the 3rd grade too!'
Ms. Walker had had enough. She took Johnson to the principal's office.
While Johnson waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal
what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Walker he would give the boy a
test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st
grade and behave. She agreed.
Johnson was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to
take the test.
Principal: 'What is 3 x 3?'
Principal: 'What is 6 x 6?'
And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should
The principal looks at Ms. Walker and tells her, 'I think Johnson can go to the
Ms. Walker says to the principal, 'Let me ask him some questions.'
The principal and Johnson both agreed.
Ms. Walker asks, 'What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?'
Johnson, after a moment: 'Legs.'
Ms Walker: 'What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?'
The principal wondered why would she ask such a question!
Johnson replied: 'Pockets.'
Ms. Walker: 'What does a dog do that a man steps into?'
Ms. Walker: What starts with a C, ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and
contains thin, whitish liquid?'
The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open.
Ms. Walker: 'What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?'
The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer,
Johnson replied, 'Bubble gum.'
Ms. Walker: 'What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?'
Johnson: 'Shake hands.'
The principal was trembling.
Ms. Walker: 'What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of
heat and excitement?'
The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, 'Put Johnson in the
fifth-grade, I got the last seven questions wrong.....'