Taylor Swift dipped her foot into political activism, via social media, when she lobbied young people to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
And now, some two-and-a-half-years later, the pop superstar's lengthy Instagram post has inspired a Taylor Swift-related question on a test given to high school students across the US.
That question appeared on the May 3 version of the 2021 AP US Government and Politics exam, which, as you could imagine, caught many teens by surprise.
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'I opened the free response questions, and the first question was about Taylor Swift, and I was just laughing,' Texas high school student Alyssa Brown, 18, told CNN.
'I thought it was pretty cool.'
And it turns out Brown was not alone. Many other students were also pleasantly surprised to see Swift make a cameo during their year-end exam.
Miri Feigin, a junior at a high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, was actually wearing a Taylor Swift 1989 Tour sweatshirt when she took the exam.
'I am a huge Taylor Swift fan. I've been a fan for my whole life,' Feigin said before sharing that the 'question sort of boosted my confidence and helped me write a stronger free response.'
her influence: The exam question centered around Swift speaking out about politics for the first time in an Instagram post in October 2018
Jerome White, a spokesperson for the College Board, said the Swift-related exam question asked students to analyze how voter registration laws and procedures can affect civic participation, such as voter turnout.
'We're delighted to hear that AP students could relate what they've learned in their AP course to what they experience in their daily lives