I was sorely disappointed on the written test. I'd sweated the stupid up-over-down-over-over-down-over-up takeoff distance charts (printed in MicroFont) for hours and didn't have a single one on the stupid thing.
That and I completely disagree with the FAA on two questions I got wrong on incursion.
"You're at an airport without a tower and the pavement is in poor condition. What is the best way to avoid an incursion?
A) Radio your location and intentions at all times to warn other pilots.
B) Visually scan the pattern before proceeding.
C) Flash your landing lights and honk your horn (or something silly like that).
I picked B) in both (they were reworded versions of the same question) and was marked wrong. By that time I had literally tens of hours under my belt and experience on an uncontrolled airfield had proven that NOTHING replaces or surpasses the Mark One Eyeball.
Not much matches the Hey Wait A Minute feeling of seeing an aircraft taking a right pattern approach on a left pattern airfield, the pilot one airport over from where he thinks he is and without a radio to get warned. Or some guy without a radio deciding to do a downwind landing after you've finished your run-ups and have announced you're ready to take off.
Keep your head on a swivel and take everything you hear or don't hear on the radio as an approximation is my motto.
(Plus the guy announcing ten miles out when he's really about four is most likely me!)