ONE JUDGE DECIDES YOUR FATE WITH A DIVORCE EXAM
Getting a divorce is never easy for anyone involved, but it is particularly difficult at the Yibin People’s Court. One judge recently implemented a divorce exam that both the husband and the wife must fail in order for their divorce application to be approved. Yes, a divorce exam. Pass this exam, then judge says no divorce for you.
IN CHINA, A HIGH EXAM SCORE AND YOU’RE DIVORCE FAILS SAYS JUDGE
This divorce exam is the brainchild of a judge in China named Wang Shiyu who thought that divorces accounted for an alarmingly large percentage of the court’s cases, he then decided to do something about it. His intention was to make couples think again before ending their marriage. So he offered an opportunity to reminisce the good times they had together throughout their marriage. A series of questions was developed for both husband and wife, which they must answer separately. 60 is the score threshold, below you fail, and above you pass. Just don’t pass this exam? Wang approves their divorce application, if not, well, they have to keep working on their marriage, whether they like it or not.
GMAT THIS IS NOT, THREE PARTS, DON’T PASS OR YOU’LL…ERRR. FAIL?
The written exam consists of three parts, fill in the blank, short answer question and factual statements. Questions covering basic information like family members birthdays, favorite foods, anniversary date, as well as longer value questions: “What responsibility did you take up in this family?”, “What did you do good and what did you do bad?”, “What is marriage and family to you?”.
GRADING SCALE, WHO KNOW, JUDGE WON’T TELL, PASS THIS EXAM? FAIL?
In China, After both the husband and wife turn in their papers, the judge reads their answers and scores them. Funny, but not funny: one knows the criteria by which the papers are scored, and he refuses to reveal them. One of the first couples to go through Wang Shiyu’s divorce exam, on September 14, scored 80 and 86 respectively. Those were considered high scores, so the judge denied their divorce application, advising them to keep working on their marriage. Wang said that the husband had a gambling problem and was disrespectful to his wife, but because they had scored so well on the test, he decided that their ma