Last Sunday (5/12/2010), I and three friends (Nico, Eak, and Getto) take JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test). We take the New 4th Level (N4 Level). There are three kind of tests (Kanji, Grammar, and Listening). Between each test, we given 30 minutes break. We are asked to be silent and quite during that break, because other test level was being held. The staff asked us to be quite by, literally, quitely. They just hold the cardboard sign “Please be quite“. When a person or some people was making noise or talking in loud, the just go to him/her/them and show the card board sign. I found this is interesting and perhaps only in Japan.
[Only in Japan] The Exam Staff Ask You to be Quite Quitely