and according to the trick, i passed. i am going to believe the trick, because so far it has been right 100% of the time.i am almost in tears. this is my second time taking the exam. the first time, i failed with 265 questions. it was my fault for not studying enough, thinking that i could get by just as easily as i had in nursing school. this time, it stopped at around 120 questions (i didn't look to see what question i was on before it ended), and i felt at peace as i left the exam room.not passing the exam in september '09 held my life back for so many months. i wasn't able to contribute the way i was supposed to in the household. i had a job offer at the time that is not available anymore. so, i was stuck in a horrible job (that only became worse) because i needed the $13/hr it provided. my new husband was rightfully angry with me on a daily basis for not preparing. now i am expecting a child and am 6 months pregnant, wondering if anyone will actually hire me before i give birth and take an (unpaid) leave. but------------ but at least, at long last, after months of torture and crying and regret, months of watching my classmates start their new careers as i lagged behind, months of family members putting me down for not having studied enough, after years of breaking my back with a physically demanding and emotionally draining and dehumanizing job with little pay, after so many months of doubting my own intelligence, my own worth.........i have passed this freakin exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i, and the little girl in my belly, can move on!!!!!!!!!!!! i just want to say - thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum. i spent the last few weeks here laughing and crying with all of the apprehensive test-takers out there. you are my support group. and this is, finally, my first contribution.