So, my brother told me about his friend in university that takes Philosophy class. He had an exam and one of the questions was simply "Why?". There was no question before it. In fact, it was the first question! The correct answer was "Why not?". Almost all the students failed. One of the students that passed, was my brother's friend.
But even beyond that, I still don't understand why philosophy is actually a class you can take. It's not like you can get a master's and suddenly you know everything about it like everything else you can get a masters on.
'Tis an Urban Legend I'm afraid; my (50 year old) mom heard this story in her college days. Another variation is the test wherein the prof places a chair in the middle of the room and asks his students to prove the chair's existence, with the only "A" grade being given to the response "What chair?".
I've taken 3 university level philosophy final exams, and they all followed the same general format: "Asses <Author A's> argument concerning <Position B>. Reference the counter-arguments of <Authors C and D>" . Maybe not as elegant, but certainly more fair