The Test That Stops Traffic.

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South Korea recently came to a halt for a day, as high school seniors took an exam they'd prepared for since kindergarten. Stores closed, construction paused, even airplanes were grounded-all so that nothing would disturb students taking the Suneung, or College Scholastic Ability Test. And for good reason: The eight-hour exam determines where students will go to college and has a huge impact on future jobs and income. If students do well, they may be admitted to a top university-but if they fail, they'll have to wait a year to retake it. Some blame the stressful process for the country's high levels of depression and...

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