I know all you gunner-brown-nosers out there are looking for the extra credit question. I never believed in those. Although I will tell you that on my final exam while teaching 9th grade math and science in 1997, I asked this one extra credit question–the only question guaranteed to raise their grade:

“What was the huge message that was spelled out on the bulletin board in the back of the classroom?”

Mind you, the sentence had been hanging up the entire school year. A bunch of them turned around to look. I’d taken it down, of course. It was a huge message; the letters were about 12 inches high. But just one sentence.

You Are A Superstar!

If I remember correctly, only about 5-10 (out of 150+) students got it right. The unbelievable power of observation. Each student that answered correctly also instantly received the appropriate message…

But no, even if you are a superstar, still no extra credit for this quiz.