Testing the teacher

In class one day, the teacher pulled young Johnny over to his desk after a test, and said, “Johnny I have a feeling that you have been cheating on your tests.”

Johnny acted surprised and shocked, and asked the teacher if he could prove it.

“Well, said the teacher, :I was looking over your test and the question was, ‘Who was our first prime minister?’, and the little girl that sits next to you, Mary, wrote ‘Sir John A. Macdonald’, and so did you.”

“So?” replied Johnny, “everyone knows that he was the first prime minister.”

“Well, okay,” said the teacher, “the next question was, ‘what year did Canada become a country?’. Mary answered 1867 and so did you.”

“Yup. I remembered that from when you told us in class a couple weeks ago,” boasted Johnny.

“I see,” replied the teacher. “The next question was, ‘how many original fathers of confederation were there?’ Mary wrote ‘I don’t know’ and you answered ‘me neither’.”