Professor Galves said he wanted it to be called a quiz but that the Registrar's office insisted that it be called a midterm. He also told us that it shouldn't take more than an hour and fifteen minutes but that we would be alloted two hours. It was also open book and open notes. So it was such that the professor led the class to believe that the test would be a cakewalk - as an aside, does anyone happen to know or care to hazard a guess as to how the term "cakewalk" originated?
DAMN. Whatever the antonym of cakewalk is that's what this test was.
Also, what the fuck?! As stated earlier, it felt like the class was a thinly veiled attempt to pitch us software products. Now, judging from the first essay question on the exam, it seems like we've progressed far enough into the class so that we're expected to be able to sell these products ourselves.