Taking finals at a research university means being tested on a lot of crap that your professor never got a around to teaching.
They never got around to teaching it because they were busy doing research that will one day be published in books and not taught to other classes of students by research professors who test them on it anyways.
God, I love college.
This week’s forecast: Sharpen your pencils. It’s not over ’till you misgrid your last Scantron.