FINAL EXAM - Nuclear
INSTRUCTIONS: Read each question
carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit: 4 hours. Begin
HISTORY: Describe the history of
the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating
especially, but not exclusively, on its social, political,
economic, religious, and philosophica impact on Europe, Asia,
America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific.
MEDICINE: You have been provided
with a razor blade, a piece of gauze and a bottle of scotch.
Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been
inspected. You have fifteen minutes.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: 2500 riot-
crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may
use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
BIOLOGY: Create life. Estimate
the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life
had developed 500 million years earlier, with special attention to
it probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your
MUSIC: Write a piano concerto.
Orchestrate and perform it with a flute and drum. You will find a
piano under your seat.
PSYCHOLOGY: Based on your
knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree
of adjustment, and repressed frustrations of each of the
following: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Rameses II, Gregory of Nicia,
Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotations from each man's
work, making appropriate references. It is not necessary to
SOCIOLOGY: Estimate the
sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world.
Construct an experiment to test your theory.
ENGINEERING: The disassembled
parts of a high- powered rifle have been placed on your desk. You
will also find an instruction manual, printed in Swahili. In 10
minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take
whatever action you feel appropriate. Be prepared to justify your
ECONOMICS: Develop a realistic
plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects
of your plan in the following areas: Cubism, the Donatist
controversy, the wave theory of light. Outline a method from all
possible points of view, as demonstrated in your answer to the
POLITICAL SCIENCE: There is a red
telephone on the desk beside you. Start World War III. Report at
length on its socio- political effects, if any.
EPISTEMOLOGY: Take a position for
or against truth. Prove the validity of your stand.
PHYSICS: Explain the nature of
matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the
development of mathematics on science.
PHILOSOPHY: Sketch the
development of human thought, estimate its significance. Compare
with the development of any other kind of thought.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Describe in
detail. Be objective and specific.
If you finish early turn your
paper in at the table at the front of the room.
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