This "test" allows the teacher a snapshot of students who are quick to carefully read directions, and students who are just quick to quickly work!
I give this to my class as a "test" with a smile, telling them I'm basing their points off what I observe and stress the importance for them to FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. As one may expect, most students whip through this test as quick as possible, rushing through all the itemized numbered directions. However, it is designed so that the student will not reach their ACTUAL directions until the very end and will have minimal things to do if they read and follow the directions as they were instructed. I have used this with 3 different classes and only a handful of students have completed it correctly. In the end, there is a lot of laughter, smiles, and students bashfully accepting that yes, they do in fact skip directions most of the time.
This is meant as a fun teaching activity and learning experience for students to pause, read the directions on their work, and digest that information before diving headfirst into an assignment - since any teacher can attest that most students will ask a multitude of questions that could have simply been answered if they read the directions!