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Talking Dictionary47. A Hard History Test


47. "I will never pass this U.S. history test," he said. "Why not?" his wife asked. "You passed the last test." He said, "This one is different. On the last test, there were paragraphs to read. Then there were questions to answer. But the answers to the questions were in the paragraphs. You could find or figure out the answers by rereading the paragraphs. This test has only questions—no paragraphs. For example: What year was the Constitution signed? I will get four choices. I must know that the answer is 1787." She asked, "So how will you learn all the answers?" "I have to study books on U.S. history," he said. "I have to remember the important facts in two or three different books." "Ha!" she said. "You can't even remember the author's name after you read one book." "I know," he said. "That's why I'll never pass this test." 3.1


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