Anyway, the multiple choice was really easy, 80 questions in 55 minutes. That's more than 30 seconds on each question - plenty of time! So I wasn't worried about that part at all. I didn't leave a single space blank, even though I knew nothing about Nixon or Reagen and I *didn't* want to know about Bush, round one or two.
The DBQ was also really easy, about Eisenhower's effectiveness in wiping out the paranoia about the Cold War. I think I did okay, maybe even really good on that essay.
The second essay I wrote, on slavery, I think I also did very well on. How could you not? Slavery's such an easy topic. In fact, it was pretty much the focus on this year's exam.
The third and final essay, which was about transportation and how it affected the economy in the late 19th centuray, was tougher, even though we'd had a similar essay in class. Since I hadn't written that topic (I chose another one) I sort of faked it. But I think that'll be alright, especially when averaged with the scores.
It was a wonderful challenge, and I enjoyed all of it except the fact that I had to sit still for so long.
As if to prove the wonderful contrast between using one's intellect to throwing it in the trash, we watched Dumb & Dumber third period. This is not a movie to watch when eating pizza. This is not a movie to watch, period. It's asinine. It's pointless. It shows just why our society is as pathetic as it is. One of the girls in our class said, "Oh, this is the best movie EVER." I looked at her and thought, And what the heck do you watch the rest of the time to compare this to?
I think that girl, Cindi, gets to be my first guest to an opera or ballet or a CULTURAL event. She needs it.
Oh, did I tell you? Daddy's getting extra tickets to ballet and opera next year, so I can always have a friend with me. So that I can teach you people a thing or two about culture. There's a performance of Madame Butterfly, and one of the ballets is The Red Shoes. Don't you feel lucky?
Oh, go back to watching Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary, American Pie, and all your other junk.