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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 11:18:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Exqueeze Me
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Final Exam

Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 10:52:30 -0400
From: Patrice Chaloux
From: Luc St-Laurent


This past fall semester, at Duke University, there were two sophomores who
were taking Organic Chemistry and who did pretty well on all of the
quizzes and the midterms and labs, etc., such that going into the final
they had a solid A.  These two friends were so confident going into the
final that the weekend before finals week, even though the Chem final was
on Monday, they decided to go up to Virginia Tech and party with some
friends up there.  So they did this and had a great time.

However, with their hangovers and everything, they overslept all day
Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday morning.  Rather
than taking the final then, what they did was to find Professor Aldric
after the final and explain to him why they missed the final.  They told
him that they went up to VT for the weekend, and had planned to come back
in time to study, but that they had a flat tire on the way back and didn't
have a spare and couldn't get help for a long time and so were late
getting back to campus.

Aldric thought this over and then agreed that they could make up the final
on the following day.  The two guys were elated and relieved.  So, they
studied that night and went in the next day at the time that Aldric had
told them.

He placed them in SEPARATE rooms and handed each of them a test booklet
and told them to begin.  They looked at the first problem, which was
something simple about free radical formation and was worth 5 points. 
Cool they thought, this is going to be easy. They did that problem and
then turned the page. They were unprepared, however, for what they saw on
the next page. 

It said:   (95 points) Which tire?

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