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Why does a student refuse to take an exam if he/she doesn’t get his/her way ? I just a a student refuse to try to do her exam after I surprised the class and allowed them to use their vocabulary books. I hadn’t even hinted that this was a possibility, so she didn’t have any right to expect this. The only restriction I placed on the students was that the books had to be with them. She came up to me and demanded that I return her book to her. When I told her that I had given it to her earlier in the week to complete, she said that I still had her book. She totally denied any responsiibility for not having the book. So she just refused and left class. The irony is that she would have easily passed the exam.