Because if I don’t do them now, I’ll just have to do them later. (Exams have nothing to do with the aria, except perhaps the bit about great fear and the looming possibility of shipwreck.)
The student who had to answer 2 out of 5 ID questions – and did all five. And then one out of three essays – but she did all three! I’m not sure whether it’s wild ambition or just failure to read directions.
One person is convinced – CONVINCED; it came up like three times in the exam – that Andrew Jackson was a Federalist.
Word is that in the early republic you had to own exactly 1.6 acres of land to be eligible for citizenship.
The cotton gin was important because “it caused a dramatic cleavage.” No further explanation offered.
“Later, a second national bank evolved to come in and help resolve the increasing death problem in the U.S.”
“Alexander Hamilton was an example of a loose constitution.” [This is perhaps a textbook example of being right for the wrong reasons.]
[turnpikes were expensive] ” . . .so they came up with sphunikes, which were small back roads for the people to travel on to keep from paying the toll.” (I stared at this for like three minutes before I figured it out – the student meant “shunpikes” and is entirely correct about what they were.)