A middle school teacher in Xi’an assigned students homework for the “5-1” Holiday based on their test scores. The assignment was to copy passages from a supplementary book. The number of times the students were required to copy the passage, which is about 8000 characters long, depended on their score on a test they had recently taken. The students with the lowest scores were assigned to copy the passage 20 times, which totals over 250,000 characters. Students were overwhelmed, and some said they did nothing but eat, sleep, and write, but were still unable to complete the ridiculous assignment.