Re: Pop quiz, hot shot
My recent 5th kyu test was completely unexpected. After warm-ups and ukemi, Sensei asked me to stand and perform kosa katate dori kotegaeshi, so I did. Then he asked for ikkyo, so I did. He kept requesting one technique after another until I'd gone through everything. Then he asked me to sit down. So I did.
He then proceeded with the class, and 5 or 10 minutes later looked my direction & said, "Oh, by the way, you just got your 5th kyu". Complete surprise, as I didn't realize I was being tested.