Some course work doesn't have the time or capacity to answer all questions, some learning has to be "accept the following fact". Learning about gravity in 1st grade shouldn't involve a discussion about quantum mechanics. Within that lesson, some fact must be presented as "just accept this for now..." I remember having to accept may constants in engineering lectures, several times the instructor was asked how the constant was developed. Usually we didn't have time to discuss it, we were just told to accept and move on. Once we explored one, it was futile. Most of us didn't have the educational background at that point to understand the correct answer to "why?". We learned that stuff later in the course, then it made sense.I used to ask a lot of questions in class to my classmates and teachers alike. Why the equation has to be formalized in this particular way? Why light has to travel in straight line? Who said so? etc etc. The answer I was told: "That's the way it is you just have to accept it and memorise it." Is that learning? Not for me personally and I still don't understand why light has to travel in a straight line, not until I read about quantum physics in recent years what I was taught in class about light and atom are simply wrong among many other things.The test was measuring your ability to use what you learned, not recite verbatim on problems you have already seen and had chance to memorize. It wouldn't make much sense to measure comprehension by giving the same prep test 5 times through the course, and then giving the same one as a final. That only measures your ability to memorize correct answers, it doesn't' demonstrate comprehension.These standardized tests are typically done at the end of semester or academic year and personally I did learn from my mistakes but I wasn't allowed to take the test on the same materials again and so my shitty score stays on my record (my first and only attempt allowed).Isn't the bolded the goal of learning anyway?Everyone has already moved on so what's there for me as a student to adjust anyway? They are recurring loops with the same problems happening over and over again until either you drop school or you graduate. Luckily, I managed to graduate not because of the outstanding teaching ability of my teachers or the feedback I received from my scores but because I memorized the whole fucking thing and recited it on papers.