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Three Different Answers

"Daddy, what's this?"

My seven-year-old daughter was holding the letter her school had sent to my wife and I about her scheduled "Gifted Screening", which we had decided not to tell her about to avoid causing stress over having to take a test.

But the secret was out, so I explained she'd be taking a test so the school could determine if she should be put into a special program. "You might be asked English questions, math questions, pattern-recognition questions..."

"Pattern-recognition questions?", she asked. So I decided to give her a few examples.