The test was given at a local public high school. Fortunately for Ben, five of his homeschool friends and about a dozen of his youth group friends were all there so he wasn't totally on his own.
When we pulled up, I was still trying to drill into him some of the facts we've been covering all week.
"If you don't know the answer, just skip the question. Don't try to guess. It's better to not answer it than to get it wrong. Read carefully. Don't skim. Go back and check you answers if you still have time, don't just sit there when you're done. Recheck everything."
Ben interrupted my monologue long enough to ask me one pertinent question:
"Is my hair too long?"
Clearly, we have different priorities.