here professors tend to use the word "exam" often and especially older professors, students seem to just say finals when conversing about it.
oh has anyone ever heard the word examination used in an academic context lmao i think i have by this math professor once
quiz: wow okay a game
test: oh shit final boss
exam: Please read the questions and fill in your answers accordingly.
examination: Good (morning/afternoon). Testing will begin after you complete the identification information on your answer sheet. The ○○○○○○○○ is obligated to report scores that accurately reflect your performance. Therefore, exam administration and security procedures are in place to ensure that all of you have an equal opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and that no one has an unfair advantage. Please listen carefully to the following instructions. You must now close all bags and place them on the floor under your chair; you are not permitted to access them, including during the break, until you are dismissed at the end of the exam. The following devices are prohibited: cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, tablet computers, portable listening or recording devices such as MP3 players and iPods®, cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. If you are observed with any of these devices at any time during testing or during breaks, the device will be confiscated, you will be dismissed, and your score may be canceled. If you have any of these devices, bring them to me now. Make sure each device is turned off. You may pick them up when you are dismissed. Are there any questions?