The Final Exam

FINAL EXAMINATION

INSTRUCTIONS

Read each question carefully. Answer all questions.

Time Limit: 4 hours. Begin immediately.

HISTORY Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present, concentrating especially but not exclusively on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical 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 its probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.
MUSIC Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with 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, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, and Hammurabi. Support your thesis with quotations from each man's work, making appropriated references. It is not necessary to translate.
SOCIOLOGY Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct and 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 three minutes a hungry Bengal Tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel is appropriated. Be prepared to justify your decision.
ECONOMICS Develop a realistic plan for refining the national debt. Trace the effects of your plan on the following areas: cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light. Outline a method for preventing these effects. Criticize this method from all possible points of view. Point out the deficiencies in your point of view, as demonstrated by your answer to the last question.
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 stand for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
PHYSICS Explain the nature of matter.
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.
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