History Transformed in Exam

If you are in charge of finding graphics for any serious purpose, you might want to slow down and pay attention when you grab something from an internet search. In Australia's year 12 student history exam, a question involved the artwork Storming the Winter palace on 25th October 1917 by Nikolai Kochergin, which depicts the Russian Revolution. What actually ended up in the test was the illustration with a BattleTech Marauder inserted on the horizon. Looks like the revolutionaries had a bit of futuristic help!

A spokesman for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) said the image was "sourced and acknowledged by the VCAA as coming from the Internet".

"The image has been altered but the alteration of the image won’t impact on the students’ capacity to answer the examination question," he said.

"The VCAA will monitor students' answers to ensure that any student who has been distracted by the image will not be disadvantaged."

Having an image sourced as "coming from the internet" doesn't quite make it genuine. But you already knew that -some people are just learning. Link -via Arbroath


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I honestly think the education officials should , copyright holders allowing, leave this in the subsequent editions. Why? The marauder improves the picture's artistic merits.
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