This story and activity on test-taking skills gets high attention from students. During the story mini cars are moved to locations mentioned. Students learn what happens when one car is always in a hurry, one is in no hurry and does not pay attention, and one works carefully at middle speed. Discussion questions follow the story. A practice test on following instructons is included. Patricia Taylor Kienzle wrote this story when searching for a visual aid to keep the attention of the boys. but it works for the whole class. She is author of the program: "Life is like a pickle. Sometimes it's sweet. Sometimes it's sour." If you have the 1991 edition of the Pickle Packet, the story "Hurry Up, Harold" is another story on middle speed, but is not specific to test taking skills.