The test isn't nearly as bad as it "used to be". The test was changed last year -- to go more with what the MSF teaches/says about riding. Of course, I would suggest reading the book from the Sec of State.
Also, the rule/law has changed ---- TECHNICALLY, the sec of state isn't allowed to let anyone take the test more than once on the same day. It is my understanding that some offices aren't always "strict" with this rule.