Did you see what they wrote? Only see that they wrote? Did they write what you said? Answers to what you said? Yes.
And I think this about wraps it up.
I teach a college French course, and as part of each test, I have an oral comprehension section. I repeat several questions over about three times each, so my students can understand, and then they write their answers to the questions on the test. I can always tell whether they fully understood the question by looking at what their response to it is. This last time, most students appeared to have comprehended quite well, so I was satisfied that I had taught them well
Thanks for GalFisk for the last bits and to all others who participated!