Saturday, June 30, 2018

Oh say can you see? By the bombers? the light?


New semester, same pretest.

Pretest Question #1: Write the first 10 words of the national anthem. 
Here are the responses, sorted alphabetically, presented without comment.


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Can you see? The flag? (sorry, I’m Canadian)
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States…
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States…
I pledge allegiance to the flag, oh say can you see by the donzerly light
I pledge allegiance to the flag…
I pledge allegiance, to the flag
I pledge allegiance, to the flag
I’m off to a bad start
If Donald Trump doesn’t know it, I don’t have to
It must be about the country itself, how people sacrifice
Land of the free and the home of the brave
Manifest destiny
Oh hey can you see by the dawn’s early night
Oh saint, can’t you see, by the dawn’s only light
Oh say can you see by the dawn early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn of the sea
Oh say can you see by the dawn of the twightlight star spangled banner
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s barely light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
 Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light why so proudly we stand
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light…bright stripes and bright stars
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early night
Oh say can you see by the dawning blue light, oh so gladly we sing…
Oh say can you see by the star’s holy night
Oh say can you see the home of the brave?
Oh say can you see through the perilous fight
Oh say can you see? By the bombers? the light?
Oh say can you see, the bright light in liberty
Oh say can you see, with the dangly lights
Oh say can’t you see by the dawn’s early night
Oh say can’t you see what so proudly we have
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave
Oh say, star spangles, waves waves waves waves waves