At least as old as 10-Dec-1991 05:41
Instructions: Read each question thoroughly. Answer all questions. Time limit: 4 hours. Begin immediately.
HISTORY. Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating specifically but not exclusively on the social, political, economic, religious and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific.
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 difference in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million years earlier, with special attention to the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.
MUSIC. Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate it and perform it with a flute and a drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
PSYCHOLOGY. Based on the knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramsesall, Gregory of Nicoa, Hammurabi. Support your evaluations with questions from each man's work making appropriate references. It is not necessary to translate.
SOCIOLOGY. Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.
ENGINEERING. The dissasembled parts of a high-powered riffle have been placed in 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 appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
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. Point out the deficiencies in your point of view, as demonstrated in 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 position for or against the truth. Prove the validity of your position.
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.
EXTRA CREDIT. Define the Universe. Give three examples.
(Reference: The Ohio State Engineer, O.S.U., Spring 1988)