The second study guide has a series of exercises designed to give practice on the research part of the test. I completed all of those exercises within 10 minutes, and most of them within 5. That one seems easy.
A passing grade on the multiple-choice part of the test is 85. So far, I've taken 300 of the 1200 questions cold, and missed 42 - for a grade of 86. If that is representative of the entire test, I'd pass if I took it today. That doesn't necessarily mean I would, since that's only 3/4 of the first of four multiple-choice sections, and I might not know the subject matter of the others as well. I'll find out for myself over the next few days. I'm using the questions I missed as subjects to study.
I've always done well on multiple choice tests. This one should be no different. Unfortunately, I won't be able to take the test, much less get the results, before the Texas VHF-FM Society meeting in August: they require 40 days lead time before the test, and 40 days from yesterday is the Thursday I fly down to Austin. I'll have to take it when I get back. I'll also need to find someone locally to supervise the test: they require that it be monitored by a Registered Parliamentarian, or if none is available, a librarian or community leader. The closest RP is in Jackson, 30 miles away (I suppose I could ask him); the next closest is in the Twin Cities. I need to talk to the folks at the library here and see if they'll perform that service.