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How to Ask Questions at a Q&A, Courtesy of McSweeney's
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How to Ask Questions at a Q&A, Courtesy of McSweeney's

Nick Douglas, Gawker Media

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Off-white humor blog McSweeney's has a guide to asking questions at public events , formatted by writer and teacher Meriah Crawford as a final exam. Questions include "How long should my questions be?" and "Is this a good opportunity to explain how the speaker is wrong?" and answers include "Sit your ass back down" and "It's ideal to tell a brief story about yourself first, so the whole audience understands how important you and/or your question are."

It's maybe more useful as an actual etiquette guide than as a humor piece, and we share it with that purpose in mind, since bad question-askers are still out there, wasting other people's time, as if they hadn't even read our own guide to not being a dick at a Q&A.

So take the test and score your own answers. If you're angry that there's no answer key, then you've already failed.

Univ 123: Asking Questions at Public Events | McSweeney's

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