APTITUDE TEST


INSTRUCTIONS

Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit 4 hours. Begin immediately. Work in numerical order (equipment remaining from Question #1 may be useful with Questions 3 and 6).
1. 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 15 minutes.

2. 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 philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, Amercia, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific.

3. Public Speaking
Two thousand drug crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin and Greek.

4. Biology
Create life. Estimate the difference in subsequent human culture if this form of life has been created 500 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English Parliamentary system.

5. Music
Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.

6. Engineering
The disassembled parts of a high powered rifle have been placed in a box 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 is appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.

7. Sociology
What sociological problems might accompany the end of the world? Conduct an experiment to test your theory.

8. Management Science
Define management. Define Science. How do they relate? Create a generalised algorithm to optimize all management decisions. Assuming a 7600 CPU supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and all necessary control problems.

9. Psychology
Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of each: Alexander of Aphrodinias, Ramses II, Gregory of Ncca, Hammurabi: support your evaluation with quotations from each man's work. It is not necessary to translate.

10. Economics
Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan on these areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light.

11. Epistemology
Take a positions for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.

12. Classical Physics
Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science.

13. Modern Physics
Produce element 107. Determine its halflife.

14. Energy Resources
Construct a working fusion reactor.

15. Philosophy
Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any kind of thought.

16. General Knowledge
Describe in detail, briefly.

17. Extra Credit
Define the universe; give three examples.


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