I have come across it in Crash Course World History. It is at around 53 second. Here it goes:

The test will last your entire life, and it will be comprised of the millions of decisions that, when taken together, makes your life yours. And everything, everything will be on it.

I cannot really understand what the presenter means. Does he mean that the test will include everything, or everything will depend on the test?

  • Everything will be on the test, i.e. everything they say/teach.
    – user3395
    Apr 30, 2018 at 10:54
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    For something to be on a test means that the test will include questions about it. Will irrational numbers be on the test? It is similar to on the agenda. Apr 30, 2018 at 11:04
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    We usually use the preposition in rather than on in this context (Google Books claims 1,520,000 hits for will be in the test, but only 94,200 for will be on the test). Apr 30, 2018 at 12:23
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    @FumbleFingers - Google Ngram disagrees with you: since the 1970's "will be on the test" has far exceeded "will be in the test." For me in North America, I've always heard on rather than in. Apr 30, 2018 at 12:42
  • I suppose it depends on whether you think of tests as an immersive experience or as a roster of questions. Apr 30, 2018 at 17:14

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"It" here refers to the word "test" at the beginning of the first sentence.

So, the presenter means that everything in your whole life will be on that test.

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