Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

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Some year 13 New Zealand students who took history exam said they should not be penalised for getting confused

New Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what the word “trivial” means, after it appeared in a final-year exam and left many confused.

Some students who took the year 13 history exam claimed the “unfamiliar word” was too hard, and the exam should now be marked according to each student’s different understanding and interpretation of “trivial”.

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