Correctly answering a “synthesis” question on an exam indicates understanding and application of knowledge.
Many times in life, when the real rest of life hits me, I am puzzled and I need to take a moment to think. It shoul likely be: think and pray.
On an exam, there is not always an abundance of time to ponder.
It is important for us to gain mastery of the facts so that we will get better and better at moving with diligence and decisiveness in the moment of decision.