Instructions: Read each question thoroughly. Answer all questions.
Time limit - four hours. Begin immediately.
Describe the history of the Papacy from its origins to the present day,
concentrate specifically but not exclusively, on the social, political,
economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America
and Africa. Be brief, concise and specific.
Compose an epic poem based on the events of your own life in which you
see and footnote allusions from T.S. Eliot, Keats, Chaucer, Dante, Norse
mythology and the Marx brothers. Critique your poem with a full discussion
of its metrics.
Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate it and perform it with flute and drum.
You will find a piano under your seat.
Explain the Mona Lisa's smile. Relate all interpretations associated
Assuming the Judeo-Christian moral structure, take the stand for Adam and
Eve, and the eating of the forbidden fruit. Explain your position fully
to a Chassidic Rabbi, and answer his arguments. An Anglican bishop will
moderate this debate.
Using accepted methodology prove all four of the following: the universe
is infinite; truth is beauty; there is not a little person who turns off
the light in the refrigerator when you close the door, and that you are
the person taking this exam. Now disprove all of the above. Be specific;
show all work.
Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare
with the development of any other kind of thought.
Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle
of Scotch. Remove your own appendix. Do not suture until your work has
been inspected. You have fifteen minutes.
Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this
form of life had developed five hundred years earlier, with special attention
to the probable effects on the English Parliamentary system. Prove your
Employing principles from the major schools of psychoanalytic thought,
successfully subject yourself to analysis. Make appropriate personality
changes, bill yourself and fill out all medical insurance forms. Now do
the same to the person seated to your immediate left. Also, based on your
degree of 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 Nicea, Hammurabi. Support your evaluations
with quotations from each man's work, making appropriate references. It
is not necessary to translate.
Estimate the sociological problems that might accompany the end of the
world. Construct and experiment to test your theory.
Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible
effects of you plan in the following areas Cubism, the Donatist controversy,
the wave theory of light. Outline a method from all points of view. Point
out deficiencies in your argument as demonstrated in your answer to the
Define computer. Define Science. How do they relate? Why? Create a generalized
algorithm to optimize all computer decisions. Assuming an 1130 CPU supporting
50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications
to interface and all the necessary control programs.
Define Management. Define Science. How do they relate? Why? Create a generalized
algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming an 1130 CPU supporting
50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm; design the communications
interface and all necessary control programs.
2,500 riot-crazed students are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may
use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the
impact of the development of mathematics on science.
Disprove Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Construct an experiment to prove
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 ten minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take
whatever action you feel is appropriate. Prove your assertions, and be
prepared to cost- and motion- justify your decision.
Outline the steps involved in breeding your own super high yield, all weather
hybrid strain of wheat. Describe its chemical and physical properties and
estimate its impact on world food supplies. Construct a model for dealing
with world-wide surpluses. Write your Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
Three minute time test. Read everything before doing anything. Put your
name in the upper right hand corner of this page. Circle the word name
in sentence three. Sign your name under the title of this paper, after
the title write yes, yes, yes. Put an X in the lower left hand corner of
this paper. Draw a triangle around the X you just put down. On the back
of this paper multiply 703x668. Loudly call out your name when you get
to this point. If you think you have followed directions carefully to this
point call out "I have." Punch three small holes in the top of this paper.
If you are the first person to get this far, call out "I am the first person
to this point, I am leading in following directions." On the reverse side
of this paper add 8950 and 9850. Put a circle around your answer and put
a square around the circle. Now that you have finished reading carefully,
do only sentence two.
There is a red telephone on the desk behind you. Start World War III. Report
at length on its socio-political effects, if any.
In Part 2 of Shakespeare's "Henry VI", Jack Cade, the leader of the Populist
revolt, proposes that the first order of business following a successful
coup d'e'tat could be to "kill all the lawyers". In light of the present
populist mood in the United States, assess the utility and any potential
impact of such a policy today.
It has recently been suggested (especially after Black Monday) that only
a foreign war can restore America's lost national consensus. Propose the
ideal opponent(s) for the US in such a war, and how the conflict might
be engineered so that US would seem not to be the aggressor in the situation.
Discuss the pros and cons.
Give today's date, in metric.
Transform lead into gold. You will find a tripod and three logs under your
seat. Show all work including Feynman diagrams and quantum functions for
all steps. You have fifteen minutes.