This chapter reminded me of when I was in elementary and middle school. I was a very reserved child, bookish and quiet, always did my assignments on time (a habit that I need to keep up now in college!). Even though I was shy, I was open to help anybody that needed it. But sneaky people, as they tend to be, actually expected me to tell them the answers DURING the test. I always said no. It annoyed me so much how people take advantage of other people's hard work. I guess that made me kind of a loser between my peers but I didn't care, in time all was forgotten.
I believe Jim Cooper was astounded at the explanations his students gave him when it was time for a test, especially the excuses they came up with. The more outrageous they got, the funnier it actually was reading this chapter. I felt familiar with the subjects brought up even though I do not share Jim Cooper's exact point of view. I guess words can have more than one meaning.