Surprise Exam

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Surprise Exam classroom.

The Surprise Exam is a random event where the player is asked to answer a few questions. The dunce will teleport the player to a classroom where the exam can be started.

Objective[edit | edit source]

Match three.
What comes next?

Mr. Mordaut will ask the player two types of questions. One type requires the next object in a pattern to be found. In the second type, he will present fifteen cards and a hint. The goal is to discover three cards related to the hint displayed on the right. The player must then select the three related objects and confirm.

A useful strategy to make the exam slightly easier to complete, is to click to 'talk to' Mr. Mordaut right after finishing a task, instead of clicking to continue in the chat box. Not clicking to continue in the chat box will cause the next question to be the exact same as the last one, albeit shuffled in positions. This means that if the question is 'What comes next in the pattern', the exact same item matching the pattern would need to be clicked for all three questions. This allows skipping the hint matching type of questions, and makes it easier to find the item required to complete the event. This technique persists across each occurrence of the random event and means that a chosen question can be kept forever if so desired.

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Reward[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Book of knowledge.png: Surprise Exam drops Book of knowledge with rarity Always in quantity 1Book of knowledge1AlwaysNot soldN/A
Audio options icon.png
Exam completed
The music which plays when players complete the exam.

If the exam is successfully completed, the player will be rewarded with a book of knowledge after leaving the classroom. Unlike the genie's lamp, only one book of knowledge may be owned at a time. If a player already owns a book of knowledge, the player will receive an item instead. Possible rewards include an uncut gem, loop half of key or coins.

The event can be left before completion by exiting the classroom through any door, this however grants no rewards.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 February 2022
(update)

Cross door was changed from red to white.

8 November 2018
(update)

The random event can now be left early by using the door.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although each door has a different shape and colour on it, there is no functional difference between them. Previously, players would be assigned a specific door to exit the room after the quiz as an anti-botting measure.
  • Prior to an update on 23 February 2022, the cross on the north-eastern door was red.