And I didn't get too distracted by my lack of neck mobility! (Actually, the hardest part of bussing to school and crossing the street.)
And I'm sure glad that I get to defend or clarify my answers at the oral exam, because the nineteenth century questions were insane, and needed another hour to answer properly! (I'm only aiming for "good enough" with that one.)
On the other hand, my 20th century prof had me do all this work to make sure I understood the Spanish Civil War and then gave me two questions that I could've answered before I even read for comps: "What were the origins of the First World War?" and "What debates frame the historiography of the Holocaust?"