WELL, I don't know about the rest of you, but in my classroom in was a very INTERESTING exam. Our supervisor person decided to talk to us beforehand, and after the reading time, both of which were slightly distracting. In the reading time, after seeing some of the questions, i did two things: a) i started laughing, and b) swearing.
It's very disconcerting when you see the person diagonally in front of you writing-writing-writing....filling up many booklets, when you yourself are having difficulty even finishing the ones you were given, on account of you didn't really study and didn't have any information to fill them with.
About an hour into the exam, a bird (it looked colourful, so I'm guessing a rainbow lorikeet), decided to fly straight into the window and cause a rather loud whack as it hit it. By far the biggest distraction, especially when you are sitting next said window, although it would have been even more distracting if the window was actually opened. That would have been very amusing.
It was also funny to see people start to leave in opposite rank order. Expected, I know, but nevertheless amusing.
Pompeii and its food can go away under its volcanic mush and continue to be buried. What was the first question about? Someone said they wrote about the effects as "people crying and wailing etc etc". I wrote about the pumice and the like. Is that incorrect?
Sparta was ok I spose.
Hatshepsut and NKE to TIV, should have always in my opinion, been left where they were and died. Worst. Topics. Ever. Unlucky me who doesn't like Egypt and yet had to sit through that woman blabbering about it for two terms, trying to *teach* it. THe term "teach" is used loosely.
Subsequently, after walking out of the exam to find this same woman flapping her arms around, excited because for some reason she thought it was an ok exam, I walked up to her and asked "Miss, what are Hatshepsut's foreign policies?"
She looked worried at this stage. By some luck and guess work/process of elimination, i did somewhat talk about the right stuff.
Last Ancient party ever. THANK THE LORD!